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Re: CFC - Focus for Working Group

From: Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:25:05 +0100
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To: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>
Cc: GLWAI Guidelines WG org <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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I disagree with the premise all together, that WCAG 2.2 and Silver are
wholly separate ventures, that need to have time split between them. If all
of the thousands of hours that have gone into WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 are going to
be binned, and Silver is written entirely from scratch, if all the
decisions made for WCAG 2 have to be renegotiated, then Silver will take a
very long time, and is at serious risk of never finishing at all.

I look at it from a software architecture perspective. If you want to
rebuild a system, you don't just bin the whole thing and start from
scratch. Project like that always take too long, and more often than not
end up failing because they are over engineered, and not scoped properly.
I'm concerned this will also happen to Silver.

I don't think we should treat Silver and WCAG 2.2 as separate projects. I
think a better idea would be to come up with a transition plan. Modernise
for WCAG 2.2, in such a way that that work can be used as part of Silver.
That way the many of the benefits Silver can bring will be available
sooner, and the effort put into WCAG 2.2 criteria doesn't detract from work
in Silver (since it will be reused).

Just my 2p

W



On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 4:18 AM Jeanne Spellman <
jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com> wrote:

> -1
>
> I agree with Shawn.  We need a more robust project plan to start
> including that much attention from AGWG.  I don't think we should
> publicly commit to a time division without discussing it with the Silver
> Task Force and Community Group.  This was a surprise to us, and it
> should not have been.
>
> jeanne
>
> On 2/21/2019 4:49 PM, Léonie Watson wrote:
> > -1
> >
> >
> > On 19/02/2019 20:32, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:
> >> Call For Consensus — ends Friday February 22nd at 3:30pm Boston time.
> >>
> >> The Working Group has discussed how to focus the efforts of the group
> >> over the next 12-24 months and the proposal is that the WG can
> >> address the short-term need for improvements to Techniques and
> >> Understanding and begin to ramp-up work within the Working Group on
> >> Silver as well as commit to a WCAG 2.2, which will avoid the
> >> possibility of a large gap in time between the June 2018 WCAG 2.1 and
> >> Silver reaching Rec.
> >>
> >> *Proposed Schedule*
> >> March 2019-April 2019: 45% Techniques and Understanding, 45% Silver,
> >> 10% WCAG 2.2 (most drafting of new SC in ad hoc groups or TFs)
> >> May 2019-forward: 45% WCAG 2.2, 45% Silver, 10% Techniques and
> >> Understanding maintenance
> >>
> >> Survey: https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/WCAG22_yesno/results
> >>
> >> Call minutes: https://www.w3.org/2019/02/19-ag-minutes.html#item11
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> AWK
> >>
> >> Andrew Kirkpatrick
> >>
> >> Head of Accessibility
> >>
> >> Adobe
> >>
> >> akirkpat@adobe.com <mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>
> >>
> >> http://twitter.com/awkawk
> >> <
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fawkawk&data=02%7C01%7C%7C54093524ef264326424008d51cd66c05%7Cfa7b1b5a7b34438794aed2c178decee1%7C0%7C0%7C636446629619786436&sdata=c5UP0xiniJIppvd6Esu1XA%2FbX1ykpABkhgCCmBp%2Fht8%3D&reserved=0
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> >>
> >
>
>

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*Wilco Fiers*
Senior Accessibility Engineer - Co-facilitator WCAG-ACT - Chair Auto-WCAG

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