[Accessibility] Minutes: Open A11y Weekly Telecon 2011-04-12 [draft]

Gregory J. Rosmaita unagi69 at unagi69.cnc.net
Tue Apr 12 16:04:40 PDT 2011


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Open A11y Working Group Conference Call (12 April 2011)

Preliminary Items


    * Janina Sajka (JS/chair)
       + Pete Brunet (PB)
       + Mike Gorse (MG)
       + Gregory J. Rosmaita (GJR/scribe)
           o regrets: Peter Korn

For Reference


* Agenda for the 12 April 2011 Open A11y Call
* http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Accessibility/Minutes/Agenda20110412

Meeting Minutes

    Note: These minutes have not yet been finalized.

Topic 1: 21st Century Video and Communications Act Review

      * The main NPRM on Advanced Communication (PDF file)

      * Video Description NPRM (PDF file) contains scanned images in
        Appendix C

      * Telecommunications Relay Fund NPRM (PDF file)

      * previous discussion at Open A11y teleconference 2011-03-08
        with Peter Korn

    Note: discussion on feedback concerning the 21st Century Video and
    Communications Act postponed until 19 April 2011 Open A11y Telecon

Topic 2: Mapping ARIA to ATK/AT-SPI

      * WAI-ARIA 1.0 Candidate Recommendation Draft (2011-01-18)
      * http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-wai-aria-20110118/

           + WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices: An Author's Guide to
             Understanding and Implementing WAI-ARIA (latest editor's
           + http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices/

           + WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide (latest editor's
           + http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-implementation/

           + HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide
             a user agent developer's guide to understanding and
             implementing accessibility support in HTML
           + http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-api-map/overview.html

    PB: haven't yet had chance to review WAI-ARIA User Agent
    Implementation Guide and don't want to let it slip between the cracks
    -- is there a hard-and-fast deadline?

    JS: not sure if has deadline at this point -- HTML5 heading for LC
    late next month -- this is a supplemental document, so

    GJR: suggest PeteB contact Steve Faulkner

    PB: am emailing SteveF right now

    JS: active implementation going on, so getting in touch with Steve
    important first step

Topic 3: AT-SPI D-Bus Port Progress and Issues

   * AT-SPI2 release 1.91.93 (2011-03-27)

    MG: recently finished release 2.0 but didn't send out announcement --
    will do for next release

    MG: noticed problems with some applications -- might be problem with
    way things are initialized -- investigating with GNOME people; will be
    2.0.1 release next monday when GNOME 3.1 released

    MG: should then be able to plan work

    JS: some applications that used to work aren't working?

    MG: right -- a11y stuff not always successfully loaded --

    MG: Fedora releasing in middle of May 2011 -- only distrobution to
    initially ship GNOME 3.1

    MG: reports of Orca acting differently -- will be investigating

    JS: going to hackfest in spain?

    MG: will be attending ATK 2011 Hackfest May 9-13, 2011 in Spain

    MG: tracking via bugzilla bugs to be worked on in Spain

    JS: might want to set up telecon with Rich Schwerdtfeger to discuss
    gap analysis between ARIA and ATK/AT-SPI -- might be very valueable

    JS: will email Joanmarie, API and RichS

    MG: AT-SPI info need checking?

    JS: need to do gap analysis -- this and events mapping discussed in
    earlier calls need a bit more urgency

    JS: FF implemented ARIA events -- is sufficient to point them to
    resources, or do we need more intensive review

    MG: talked with david bolter at CSUN -- Alex supposed to be on top of

    JS: want events for more than just browsers?

    JS: if just for browsers, should they support at-spi directly, or via

Topic 4: IAccessible2 SIG Update

    PB: Alex Surkov posted requests for updates for IA2 version 1.3
        * https://wiki.mozilla.org/Accessibility/IA2_1.3

Wrap Up

    * meeting adjourned 1527h UTC
    * next Open A11y conference call: 2011-04-19
    * http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Accessibility/Minutes/Agenda20110419

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