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Re: What is a "WCAG2.next workshop"?

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:44:00 -0400
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To: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'm in  now and no one is here.... did I miss something ???

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:52 PM, John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com> wrote:

> Greetings all,
>
>
>
> The question has been posed, what is a "WCAG2.next workshop"? Good
> question.
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> The “WCAG2.next workshop” is **not** a traditional W3C model workshop
> with a day of presentations and discussion, but rather a series of calls,
> email discussion, and wiki collaboration focused on a specific topic,
> operating on a fixed and quick timeline.  We are attempting to look at,
> and chart where, WCAG is headed both short-term and long-term, and we are
> scheduled to present our findings to the WCAG WG on April 5th, 2016.
>
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> Currently, the WCAG WG and related Task Forces are working on “extensions”
> to WCAG, based on work coming from the different Task Forces (COGA, Mobile,
> Low Vision). While the awesome work that is happening in these Task Forces
> is progressing well (and needs to continue to proceed), there are at this
> time a number of questions around how this activity will be “rolled up and
> rolled into” WCAG.
>
>
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> The purpose of the workshop is to try and come forward with different
> models – options – as to how that may work. We are looking to do that
> through a public process that is outlined on a wiki page created for this
> exercise, located at:
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Main_Page/DesigningWCAG2.next
>
> The process we are using is:
>
> * Define: We will define the problem space.
>
> * Brainstorm: We will brainstorm solutions, and then choose at least two
> solutions to pursue.
>
> * Prototype: We will create prototype models.
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> * Present: We will present the prototype models to the community.
>
> * Feedback: We will gather feedback from the community. We will also
> gather feedback on the prototype models from WCAG users.
>
> * Refine: We will refine the prototype models based on insights and
> feedback.
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> We will repeat the present/feedback/refine cycle until we have at least
> two (and possibly more) viable models. We will then deliver those to the
> WCAG WG.
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> To date, we have met once (Monday Mar. 14th – minutes here:
> https://www.w3.org/2016/03/14-wcagnext-minutes.html), with a second
> 90-minute call scheduled for Friday March 18th at 9:00 AM Boston. We have
> also discussed soliciting feedback and input from the larger community
> during CSUN, where we hope to host a (as yet confirmed) session (or
> sessions) between the Wednesday and Friday. (It is my sincere hope to have
> this finalized on Friday’s call, so that we can socialize that information
> in time for active participation.)
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> It is our (at least my) hope that the outcome of this exercise will help
> guide and inform the WCAG WG of what the community needs, wants, and
> expects going forward; fueled by the need for WCAG to remain relevant and
> up-to-date to best serve the needs of Persons With Disabilities, while at
> the same time mindful of what change management looks like from multiple
> perspectives, including from the perspective of policy and legislation.
>
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>
> If you have an interest in being part of this discussion, I urge you to
> jump in.
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>
> JF
>
> ​--
>
> John Foliot
>
> Principal Accessibility Strategist
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