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Re: WCAG Next Possible Models

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 18:37:35 -0400
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To: "Malamud, Mark (NIH/NHLBI) [E]" <malamudm@nhlbi.nih.gov>
CC: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, WebAIM Discussion List <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
I've added an new proposal.... which is only similar to the amalgamation...
but it is not based on a date, and it is done under the existing charter,
which will save us a month of meetings and fights over the new charter...

https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/WCAG_Next_Possible_Models/Model_5

I would like to add it to the options....

On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Malamud, Mark (NIH/NHLBI) [E] <
malamudm@nhlbi.nih.gov> wrote:

> I prefer Option 1, and agree with Jason White that the focus should
> continue to be on universal design.
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> Although I am attracted to 1.2 WCAG 2.0 plus extensions by technology or
> platform because it is easier to trouble-shoot  when testing -- it reminds
> me of the way the old Standards got pigeon-holed so quickly.
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> That approach seems to run counter to the concept of universal design and
> the focus of WCAG 2.0, which shifted from the tech to the person (i.e., the
> person/tech interface challenges), by organizing around the Principles.
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> Mark Malamud
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> *From:* John Foliot [mailto:john.foliot@deque.com]
> *Sent:* Friday, April 08, 2016 12:36 PM
> *To:* WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; 'WebAIM Discussion
> List' <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
> *Subject:* WCAG Next Possible Models
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> [Please share freely]
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> Colleagues,
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> The WCAG Working Group is looking for public feedback and comment on the
> creation of extensions to WCAG 2.0. Your input is being solicited today and
> comments should be forwarded to the WAI IG Mailing list with the subject
> line: *WCAG Next Possible Models. *Background information and more
> details on how to comment follow.
>
> *BACKGROUND*
>
> Earlier in March, a discussion started off at the W3C on what WCAG.next
> should look like. That initial discussion has actually forked into two
> related discussion, the differentiator being a question of time.
>
> The first discussion revolves around a big-picture major revision of WCAG.
> This discussion is looking at what the next generation of accessibility
> guidance should look like, and it incorporates thoughts around integrating
> UAAG 2.0 and ATAG 2.0 into a more integrated approach. This is an exciting
> idea, and it is envisioned that this will be a 3 to 5 year undertaking
> (perhaps longer).
>
> Slightly more pressing however is the fact that there are a number of Task
> Forces at the W3C that are looking at building ‘extensions’ to WCAG 2.0, to
> provide additional guidance (including possible new Success Criteria,
> Understanding and Techniques documents) around topics such as Mobile
> accessibility, Low Vision concerns, and addressing the needs of those with
> Cognitive disabilities. Some of this effort is becoming fairly mature, and
> so the second discussion is around what are we going to do with all of this
> guidance and content. The content coming from the Task Forces is nearing
> completion, and it is badly needed today. I think most can agree that we
> cannot wait another 3 to 5 years for a major “refresh” of WCAG 2.0., and
> the Working Group has been chartered to create extensions to WCAG 2.0 in
> this interim period.
>
> The WCAG Working Group are now looking at what then, exactly, will WCAG
> 2.0 extensions look like?
>
> *SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS*
>
> So far, discussion has surface 4 potential “strawman” possibilities, which
> can be found at: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/WCAG_Next_Possible_Models
>
> We have not ruled out other possible models however, and so there still
> exists the possibility of yet a 5th , 6th , or more possible strawman
> proposal(s). Critical to the final decision however is that we also ensure
> broad public comment and input in an effort to ensure we have the best
> possible model moving forward.
>
> Which is the purpose of this email.
>
> If you use, or are impacted by the use of, WCAG 2.0 we want to hear your
> thoughts. The goal is to gather as much feedback as possible over the next
> 2 or 3 weeks so that an informed decision can be made. This is your
> opportunity to contribute to that discussion. Please note that at this time
> nothing is committed one way or the other, and there exists the possibility
> that unanimity may never surface, but every effort is being made to ensure
> that stakeholders have an opportunity to speak up.
>
> If you would like to comment on this activity, please review the possible
> models already brought forward at
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/WCAG_Next_Possible_Models.
>
> ·        What are the Pros? The Cons?
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> ·        Do you have any other comments to add?
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> ·        Do you have a preference?
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> ·        Do you have another potential model not yet contemplated?
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> All of these questions are in scope, and we’re excited to hear everyone’s
> thoughts on this topic.
>
> *HOW TO COMMENT:*
>
> To ensure we can get as broad a community feedback as possible, we are
> using the WAI IG Mailing list at w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> <http://mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org> with the Subject Line: *WCAG Next
> Possible Models.* This public mailing list is open to all to participate
> in, once you have signed up to be a member of that list. Information on how
> to join the WAI-IG mailing list can be found at
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/#mailinglist
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> Please note that we are also currently looking for a possible means of
> collecting anonymous feedback as well, and if/when we have that ability we
> will further advise.
>
> Our goal is to gather this feedback over the next 2 or 3 weeks, and
> present out findings to the Working Group with a proposed recommendation on
> how to move forward. While comments and feedback to the WCAG Working Group
> are always welcome, we hope to wrap this up fairly quickly, and so if you
> wish to comment you are urged to do so soon.
>
> This is an unique opportunity to gather community feedback, and we look
> forward to hearing your thoughts.
>
> JF
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> ​--
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> John Foliot
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