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Accessibility Advice on HTML 5 Design Principles

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:25:48 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0707120625x15027fc1xf977736124648c57@mail.gmail.com>
To: wai-xtech@w3.org, "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>, alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> where potential impact on accessibility has been
> identified by a group  member, further advice should probably be
> sought from WAI and the PFWG, as per charter (see email below from
> Judy Brewer).

The HTML 5 working group will soon be discussing HTML 5 Design
Principles. [1] Principles will hopefully be the group's next or one
of its next publication(s).[2][3]

Guidance from WAI and the PFWG on the proposed HTML 5 Design
Principles would be appreciated with regard to accessibility impact.

[1] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/html-design-principles/Overview.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jul/0363.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/trdiff/results

Thank you,

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: WAI mandate to work with other WGs?
> Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 00:49:53 -0400
> From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
> To: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
> CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>,	Al Gilman
> <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
> Patrick,
> Here is additional information on your question about what role WAI
> has in working with other W3C Working Groups to ensure the
> accessibility of W3C specifications currently under development.
> WAI's Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) has, as part of its
> mission, reviewing specifications under development in other W3C
> Working Groups in to ensure consideration of accessibility-related
> needs. PFWG's home page is at
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/
> Its charter, describing its scope of work is available
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/charter200612
> and there is a page describing participation
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/participation.html
> For the purpose you describe, participation on the wai-xtech list
> (see the PFWG participation page above) would be a good place to
> discuss accessibility issues that you are tracking in the HTML
> Working Group. Because of the volume of work that PFWG needs to
> monitor, it is helpful to have people on wai-xtech monitoring the
> HTML WG traffic, and catching issues that need discussion.
> In addition, the HTML WG has requirements in their charter to work
> with WAI, and
> PFWG in particular:
>          http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#coordination
> I've copying Al Gilman, Chair of PFWG; and Michael Cooper, Staff
> Contact for PFWG; so that you can also be in touch with them as
> needed.
> Regards,
> - Judy
> --
> Patrick H. Lauke

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 12 July 2007 13:26:00 UTC

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