Re: PROPOSAL: Procedure to Promote Progress With Accessibility Issues in HTML5

Hi Sam,

> These options [1] are available to every member of the HTML Working Group.
> Many members of WAI are members of the HTML Working Group.  Those that
> are not currently members but are interested in exercising the above
> options are also encouraged to join.

> All of these exist as possibilities and many are actively being used.

Yes they are. But none are articulated officially in a single
procedural document. There are  few emails scattered here and there
but the HTML Working Group has no document in place.

The proposal would be a document to point to to say,  "This is how we
are working with WAI". "This is how we are fulfilling the Charter’s
mandate to cooperate with the Web Accessibility Initiative to ensure
that the deliverables will satisfy accessibility requirements".

>> All interested parties, in particular HTML WG editors, are encouraged
>> to make use of these collaboration tools and opportunities.
> I am particularly puzzled by the stance "we don't make formal replies to
> individuals" and "in particular HTML WG editors...are encouraged to make
> use of [WAI XTECH Mailing List and HTML WG Teleconferences]".

Exactly. That is one conflict that this proposal would hope to resolve.

It is also an attempt to:

- Help *everyone* be aware of what is available
- Standardize operations
- Provide clarity and consistency
- Encourage stability and continuity in operations
- Stabilize action despite top-level changes (We have had *four*
different Chairs in two years.)
- Help avoid future conflict

But most of all, an official procedure would provide guidance and
demonstrate that the working group has indeed thought about this and
is trying its level best to fulfill the Charter’s accessibility

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Sunday, 19 July 2009 18:08:56 UTC