AG Communication

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group uses the following tools and procedures to perform its work.

Teleconferences

The AG WG and its task forces participate in the following teleconferences. Unless otherwise mentioned, times are given in Boston time because the UTC time floats with U.S. Daylight Savings Time changes. Follow the link to convert to local time. Meetings take place on WebEx, using the link given or by dial-in to +1-617-324-0000. If using the web interface to WebEx, the meeting password must be obtained in advance from the chair or staff contact. IRC is used for text chat and minute taking. It is not expected that participants will join all meetings; instead please strive to be a regular participant in the meeting(s) of greatest relevance to your work in the group.

Minutes of past teleconferences are available.

Face to Face Meetings

The Working Group holds occasional face-to-face meetings. These are usually listed in the meetings wiki.

Email lists

Source repository

Publications under development are maintained in the WCAG 2.0 GitHub repository and WCAG 2.1 GitHub repository. This distributed source control system allows multiple people to edit simultaneously, public view of changes as they are committed, and "pull requests" to enable people without direct commit access to suggest contributions. Publication editors are designated by the WG chair and have direct commit access. Editors commit to execute the group consensus, request review of non-editorial changes, process conflicting input (from issues, pull requests, and discussions) in a neutral manner, and maintain document quality.

IRC

W3C Working Groups use IRC for synchronous text chat and, with the aid of some IRC bots, to record minutes of teleconferences. The ARIA WG uses the following IRC channels. They are available at any time but are only routinely logged during teleconferences.

  • #ag for the main Working Group.
  • #wcag-act for the Accessibility Conformance Testing Task Force.
  • #coga for the Cognitive Accessibility Task Force.
  • #mobile-a11y for the Mobile Accessibility Task Force.
  • #lvtf for the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force.
  • #silver for the Silver Task Force.

Other

The ARIA WG uses the following web-based resources as well:

  • Wiki, to develop or record content not immediately intended for formal publication. This is writeable by WG members and publicly readable.
  • Web-Based Surveys (WBS), to measure aggregate group opinion. These can be completed by WG members with publicly readable results.
  • Issue Tracker, to track issues and action items. This is maintainable by WG members and publicly readable.
  • WCAG 2.0 GitHub Issues and WCAG 2.1 GitHub Issues, to track issues for publications maintained in the GitHub repository. Users with a GitHub account can file or comment on issues, and issues are publicly readable.
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