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Re: CfC: Silver process

From: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:57:39 -0400
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Message-ID: <32fae3f9-00af-f057-a272-459dde18c774@spellmanconsulting.com>
Hi Lisa,

We expect the group of stakeholders to be a large number of people (like 
50-100?).  I certainly would not expect one person to represent the 
diversity of challenges of COGA.

We will be setting up a form where members of the WCAG WG and the public 
can submit names or organizations that are possible stakeholders.  Once 
that form is ready (probably next week), I would urge you to submit 
multiple names or organizations representing the diversity of cognitive, 
learning, emotional and other disabilities.  The form will be open for 
at least a month so you can bookmark it and submit a name or 
organization whenever you are inspired to think of someone.

Once the form is ready, I would also encourage you to also submit names 
or organizations who could give insights into other areas of 
accessibility that you know, including assistive technology engineers, 
web or app developers, designers, academics, policy makers, legal, 
browsers, authoring tools, etc.  (LOL, we need to formalize a broad list 
that I can copy/paste instead of having to think of the list every time 
I try to write these examples.)

We are scrambling to ramp up the work from the planning stage to action 
stage of starting the research.  Bear with us for a couple weeks while 
we get organized.   :)

It's really exciting to get to work after discussing the possibilities 
for so many months.  We are eager to start collecting recommendations 
from WCAG WG and others in the field.


On 10/30/2016 10:32 PM, lisa.seeman wrote:
> It can be very challenging to find the right "key stakeholder" to 
> represent the diversity of challenges faced by people with cognitive 
> and learning disabilities. Is there any methodology to know we have 
> achieved this?
> Also do we want to include emotional disabilities ? The COGA task 
> force are starting to look into these issues as well. There is a 
> strong overlap but there may be additional needs as well.
> All the best
> Lisa Seeman
> LinkedIn <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter 
> <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>
> ---- On Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:51:31 +0300 *Andrew 
> Kirkpatrick<akirkpat@adobe.com>* wrote ----
>     Lisa,
>     Jeanne answered the question well, but just following up.  The WG
>     will be approving / suggesting additions to the list of stakeholders.
>     Thanks,
>     AWK
>     Andrew Kirkpatrick
>     Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
>     Adobe
>     akirkpat@adobe.com <mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>
>     http://twitter.com/awkawk
>     From: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com
>     <mailto:jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>> on behalf of Jeanne
>     Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com
>     <mailto:jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>>
>     Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:51
>     To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>>
>     Subject: Re: CfC: Silver process
>     Resent-From: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>>
>     Resent-Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:52
>     Lisa,
>     Diversity of stakeholders, use cases and personas is a VERY
>     important goal of Silver, and one that the group is very committed
>     to.  The WCAG WG will be approving the stakeholder map, the use
>     cases and personas before they are complete, and the WCAG WG will
>     be receiving regular reports from the group so there should be
>     sufficient controls to insure diversity.
>     I will say that personally, increasing the diversity of Silver is
>     very important to me, and the major reason that I agreed to the
>     research phase of the project.
>     jeanne
>     On 10/26/2016 8:14 AM, lisa.seeman wrote:
>         Hi Andrew
>         Are there any controls  in place to make sure the stake
>         holders, use cases and personas are sufficiently diverse? If
>         it only focuses on though who turn up they it runs the risk of
>         not addressing the needs of undeclared disabilities.
>         All the best
>         Lisa Seeman
>         LinkedIn <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter
>         <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>
>         ---- On Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:43:30 +0300 *Andrew
>         Kirkpatrick<akirkpat@adobe.com> <mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>*
>         wrote ----
>             CALL FOR CONSENSUS – ends Thursday October 27 at 5:00pm
>             Boston time.
>             This is a proposed response to an decision of the Working
>             Group. The item was surveyed, discussed on the WG call,
>             and approved
>             (http://www.w3.org/2016/10/25-wai-wcag-minutes.html#item07).
>             The decision is that the process defined at
>             https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Process_of_Designing_Silver is
>             agreed to by the working group as the way forward with a
>             longer effort to research, develop requirements, and begin
>             to produce a major update to WCAG. Please review the
>             minutes of the call and the survey responses as you
>             consider this CfC.
>             If you have concerns about this proposed consensus
>             decision that have not been discussed already and feel
>             that those concerns result in you “not being able to live
>             with” this position, please let the group know before the
>             CfC deadline.
>             Thanks,
>             AWK
>             Andrew Kirkpatrick
>             Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
>             Adobe
>             akirkpat@adobe.com <mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>
>             http://twitter.com/awkawk
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