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Re: Supplementary document for WCAG 2.1

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 16:24:18 +0000
To: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F9E888AE-CDAA-458D-8FF6-986DEE57B4BF@nomensa.com>

And responding to Katie, I don’t think time is the main factor for ‘plain language’, I think guidelines are the wrong tool for this job and that’s why it doesn’t fit:

We should bear this in mind for the next update, but that would need to be Silver (with another format), there’s no point hammering the square peg into the round hole for longer.



From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 17:08
To: 'Andrew Kirkpatrick' <akirkpat@adobe.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Supplementary document for WCAG 2.1
Resent-From: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Resent-Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 17:08

+1 - *but*, this is a sloppy way to address us not getting the work done to update 2.1 because we had identified, in my opinion, a too short, unrealistic timeline for development of an important international standard. That is why we are here now, doing this today. Please keep this in mind for a *next* update.

​​​​​* katie *

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:49 AM
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: CFC: Supplementary document for WCAG 2.1

Call For Consensus — ends Thursday May 25rd at 12:00pm Boston time.

The Working Group has discussed the idea of providing additional guidance for accessibility beyond what is able to be included within WCAG 2.1. The idea is that success criteria proposals that cannot reach consensus or that there is insufficient time to review still have valuable information that might be able to be published for use. This idea was surveyed (https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/WCAG21_supp/results) and discussed on the call (https://www.w3.org/2017/05/23-ag-minutes.html#item01) and a resolution received consensus:

RESOLUTION: the working group has agreed to publisihing supplemental guidance in 1 document that is non-normative

If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before the CfC deadline.


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility



Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility


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