IRC log of wai-wcag on 2012-08-30

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RRSAgent, make logs public
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Zakim, this will be WAI_WCAG
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ok, trackbot; I see WAI_WCAG()4:00PM scheduled to start in 14 minutes
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Meeting: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 30 August 2012
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chair: Loretta_Guarino_Reid
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regrets: Moe_Kraft
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zakim, who is on the phone?
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WAI_WCAG()4:00PM has not yet started, shadi
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On IRC I see shadi, Zakim, RRSAgent, MichaelC, trackbot
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WAI_WCAG()4:00PM has now started
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zakim, code?
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the conference code is 9224 (tel:+1.617.761.6200, shadi
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zakim, ??P16 is adam_solomon
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+adam_solomon; got it
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scribe: shadi
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updated draft:
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q- gregg
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[[This document specifies an internationally harmonized methodology for evaluating the accessibility conformance of existing websites to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It defines an approach for conformance evaluation of entire websites as opposed to page-by-page evaluation that is already defined by WCAG 2.0]] ... [[Website owners, procurers, suppliers, developers, and others are frequently tasked with assessing the conformance of exi
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sting websites to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0]]
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GV: "an internationally harmonized" -> "a methodology"
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GV: remove "to WCAG 2.0"
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GV: need random sample to ensure confidence
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EV: want public input to further improve the sampling procedure
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TF Work Statment [[The objective of Eval TF is to develop an internationally harmonized methodology for evaluating the conformance of websites to WCAG 2.0]]
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q+ to say the methodology could set a level of confidence considered reasonable, describe ways to achieve it, and include the confidence level in the conformance claim
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GV: not suggesting change of scope but rather wording
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GV: "reasonable confidence" is a good phrase to consider
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GV: remove "*entire* website" ... not asserting that entire site is conformant
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agenda+ random sampling
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...mix sampling between most used, critical, and random
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agenda 1 = sampling procedure
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20:45:23 [ericvelleman]
Great input from Gregg
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GV: using normative language
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LGR: less than a quarter directly WCAG
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...need more review before publishing
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MC: don't want to publish with confusing language between normative and informative
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SAZ: wonder if the public provides the right answer for this type of questions?
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EV: would like to get input from the public
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...still does not resolve the issue of confusion, regardless if NOTE or REC
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...may reinforce that this is THE rather than A methodology
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EV: "Methodology Requirement" rather than "Requirement" in addition to the changes in the Abstract and Introduction sections
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LGR: like the idea of using "Methodology Requirement"
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MC: add note that the term "Methodology Requirement" is temporary and as for public input
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Typo: Requirement 4 twice in section 5.
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GV: defines *this* methodology, so quite normative
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LGR: ambiguity with "WCAG conformance"
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...another example of normativity labnguage
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[[However, it is required that the following requirements defined by this methodology are met]]
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EV: [[However, it is required by this methodology that the following requirements are met]]
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GV: if you have any requirements at all then it is a standard
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...can't even have "must", "shall", "require"
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GV: if want a standard then has to be normative
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...otherwise cannot use normative language
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...could provide several methods
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...people could select between these methods
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...or could just describe the method
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...not sure what the benefit of the "must"s is
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...possibly can achieve the same goal without using normative language
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EV: when people select one of several methods, they still need to follow particular steps
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...would replace "Requirement" with "step" help?
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GV: yes, just describe the process
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LGR: would be OK with making language as clear as possible and adding editor notes for public feedback
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GV: taking the normative language out may get readers more focused on the actual content
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...not sure of benefits of making REC other than referencability, such as by policies
21:27:29 [Loretta]
If we want to go toward a normative methodology, it would help to separate the WCAG-specific info from the general website evaluation parts.
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I'm not sure how many of us will be at TPAC.
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zakim, drop Gregg
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Gregg_Vanderheiden is being disconnected
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WAI_WCAG()4:00PM has ended
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Attendees were Robin_Tuttle, Bruce_Bailey, Loretta_Guarino_Reid, Shadi, andrew, Kathy_Wahlbin, adam_solomon, Eric_Velleman, Cooper, Andi_Snow_Weaver, Gregg_Vanderheiden,
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... Marc_Johlic, [Microsoft], David_MacDonald
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate MichaelC
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate MichaelC
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rrsagent, bye
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I see no action items