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Accessibility Change Proposal Status

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The following table tracks the status of HTML5 accessibility change proposals for HTML5 Accessibility Issues. It is an adaptation and subset of the full HTML Working Group Change Proposal Status Table.

HTML5 Accessibility Change Proposal Status
HTMLWG Issue Change Proposal Next Action Deadline Responsible HTMLWG Bugs Related Notes and Wiki Pages
ISSUE 9 video-accessibility
  1. Media Subgroup's External Text Associations
  2. Media Subgroup's Multitrack Media API
None Not applicable. ISSUE-9 closed by amicable consent - March 4, 2011 Not applicable Media Bugs Multimedia Accessibility <Audio> <Video>, Media Sub Group, Media Accessibility User Requirements
ISSUE 30 longdesc
  1. Laura's Proposal to include longdesc in HTML
  2. Leif's Issue 30 Change Proposal: Link @longdesc to role of img
  3. Leif's Issue 30 Change Proposal: <a longdesc=link>
  4. Jonas' Keep the longdesc attribute for the img element deprecated Proposal (Split off to issue 204)
  5. Matt Turvey's Keep Longdesc Non-Conforming Proposal
  6. Chaal's original longdesc Change Proposal
  7. Ian's original longdesc Counter Proposal
  8. Ian's original longdesc Counter Proposal (update)
  9. Maciej's longdesc Counter Proposal
Call for Survey Not applicable. HTML Chairs None Verbose Descriptor Requirements, Research: longdesc
ISSUE 31 missing-alt

Appeal, object, formally object, request reopening, or accept decision.

Meta Generator reopened: Please refer to newly opened Issue 206

Not applicable. Not applicable

Bug 8171(Dependency tree for Bug 8171), Bug 9218, Bug 9217, Bug 9216, Bug 9215, Bug 9214, Bug 9213, Bug 9212, Bug 8827, Bug 8716, Bug 8646, Bug 7362, Bug 6496,

Bug 6494,
Short Text Alternatives on img
ISSUE 32 table-summary
  1. Josh's Reinstate the table summary attribute as a fully conforming part of HTML 5
  2. Cynthia's Table Summary and related accessibility features
  3. Cynthia's Details element as a replacement for summary attribute
  4. Wendy's CellAPIForTable
  5. Laura's Make the table summary attribute valid and conforming
  6. Leif's table captions and table summaries
  7. Leif's media independent way to provide table info in the caption element
  8. Gregory's Change summary from an attribute to an element
  9. Ian's Change proposal for ISSUE-32
Appeal, object, formally object, request reopening, or accept decision. Not applicable. ISSUE-32 Decision - March 4, 2011 Any working group member Bug 7633, Bug 7539 Mechanism to Summarize a Table
ISSUE 66 image-analysis
  1. Matt's Remove Image Heuristics Paragraph from img Element Section
  2. Ian's No change image heuristics counter proposal
  3. Ian's Be more explicit about potential repair techniques
Not applicable. ISSUE-66 Decision is in accord with task force recommendation. Not applicable. ISSUE-66 Decision - June 1, 2010 Not applicable. Bug 9233 None.
ISSUE 74 canvas-accessibility
  1. Chaals' Don't use adom, improve image maps
  2. Steve and Rich's Provide accessibility implementation information for focus rectangle and caret
  3. Steve and Rich's Provide a method for canvas subtree to be hidden from all users
Not applicable.

Not applicable. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-74 canvas-accessibility and ISSUE-105 canvas-usemap - December 14, 2010

Not applicable. Bug 7011, Bug 7404, Bug 7740, Bug 8661, Bug 8722 canvas Element Accessibility Issues
ISSUE-80 title-alternative
  1. Do not consider the title attribute as a possible conforming source for caption information for an image that lacks a text alternative (version 2)
  2. (Steve's Change Proposal to Re-open ISSUE-80) Do not consider the title attribute as a possible source for caption information for an image that lacks a text alternative
  3. Leif's (Re-open) @title is only a last resort source for text alternative repair - authors must not rely on such behavior
  4. Steve's original title Change Proposal
  5. Ian's original Null change proposal for ISSUE-80
  6. Ian's original Change proposals for ISSUE-31 and ISSUE-80
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-80 Closed by amicable consensus. - March 30, 2012 Not applicable. Bug 5807, Bug 7362
ISSUE-85 ARIA anchor-roles
  1. Steve's Allow the a element to have ARIA role attribute values other than link
  2. Ian's Don't allow people to use ARIA to write inaccessible documents.
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-85 Closed by amicable consensus. - October 21, 2010 Not applicable. Bug 8000, Bug 9871, Bug 9872, Bug 9936 None.
ISSUE-105 canvas-usemap
  1. Add usemap attribute to the canvas element
Not applicable. Not applicable. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-74 canvas-accessibility and ISSUE-105 canvas-usemap - December 14, 2010 Not applicable. Bug 9061 None.
ISSUE-109 aria-section-title
  1. Steve's "Change the title of the WAI-ARIA section of the HTML5 spec and provide advice about ARIA scope"
  2. Ian's Change proposal for ISSUE-109
Not applicable. Not applicable. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-109 aria-section-title - March 7, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 9437 None.
ISSUE 116: text-alternative
  1. Steve's "Specification of authoring conformance requirments in HTML5"
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-116 Closed by amicable consensus - September 16, 2010 Not applicable. Bug 9845 None.
ISSUE 122: Text alternative (Shallot example expanded)
  1. Steve's "'alt text and description for Lady of Shalott example' change proposal"
  2. Laura's Defer Thematic and Presentational Examples to WCAG
  3. Gregory's Change Proposal: Purely Decorative Images (Section 4.8.1.1.7)
Not applicable. Not applicable. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-122 - March 29, 2011
ISSUE-122 is POSTPONED
Not applicable. Bug 9077, Bug 9081 None.
ISSUE 129: aria-mapping
  1. Steve's ARIA in HTML5 replace current text of section 3.2.6
  2. Ians's Change Proposal for ISSUE-129
Not applicable. Not applicable. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-129 aria-mapping - February 28, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10066, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444, Bug 10444 None.
ISSUE 130: table-layout
  1. Rich's Allow tables to be used for presentational purposes
  2. Doug Jones' Disallow tables to be used for presentational purposes
  3. Ian's Objections against CP for ISSUE-130
Not applicable. Not applicable. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-130: table-layout - March 10, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10963 None.
ISSUE 131: caret-location-API (Split from ISSUE-74)
  1. Charles Pritchard's Augment the Canvas 2D API to include caret navigation and selection
  2. Frank Oliver's Reading text in canvas
  3. Rich's Modify existing Canvas 2D API caret and focus ring support to drive screen magnification
  4. Ians's ISSUE-131 counter proposal
  5. Rich's Modify existing Canvas 2D API focus ring and text baseline support to drive screen magnification
August 3, 2012 Update Change Proposals Proposal Authors Bug 11239, Bug 11342,Bug 12604 Working Group Decision on ISSUE-131: caret-location-api - April 11, 2011. Original decision on Issue-131 - May 10, 2011
ISSUE 133: Add a modal attribute
  1. Steve's Add a modal feature to HTML5
  2. Tab's Change proposal for ISSUE-133
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-133 CLOSED by Amicable Resolution - December 8, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10645 None.
ISSUE 134: tab-states
  1. Gregory's Allow menu and command to represent a tablist
  2. Tab Atkins' Request to Reopen and Counter Change Proposal ISSUE-134 tab-states
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE 134 proposals are considered withdrawn. Issue is POSTPONED - March 30, 2012 Not applicable. Bug 10831 None.
ISSUE 135: link-canvas-spec
  1. Steve's Add link to Canvas 2d context spec
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-135 link-canvas-spec CLOSED by amicable consent - March 20, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10921 None.
ISSUE-142 poster-alt
  1. John's Introduce a new <firstframe> element as a child element of <video>
  2. Philip's No Poster Alt
Not applicable. Not applicable. Decision on 142 poster-alt - March 29, 2011
ISSUE-142 is POSTPONED
Any working group member Bug 10642 None.
ISSUE-146 video-content-muted
  1. Philllip's <video muted> Proposal
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-146 CLOSED by Amicable Consensus - March 19, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10419 None.
ISSUE-152: multitrack-media-resources
  1. Frank Oliver's Audio Track Selection for Media Element By Frank Oliver, February, 22, 2011
  2. Ian's Proposal for Audio and Video Track Selection and Synchronisation for Media Elements
  3. Sean Hayes' Change proposal for issue-152
  4. Eric and Silvia's Change proposal for issue-152
? ? Issue Closed Bug 9452 None.
ISSUE-157: image-map-spec None. Not applicable. ISSUE-157 image-map-spec closed without prejudice - February 24 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10482 None.
ISSUE-158: object-content-model
  1. Leif's Change proposal for issue-158
  2. Eoconnor's Change proposal for issue-158
Evaluate Survey Results Not applicable. HTML Chairs Bug 9428, Bug 9657 None.
ISSUE-160: menuless-commands None. Not applicable. ISSUE-160 menuless-commands closed without prejudice No change proposals were received. Not applicable. Bug 8673 None.
ISSUE-161: accessibility-api-mapping
  1. Steve's Change proposal for issue 161
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-161 accessibility-api-mapping CLOSED by Amicable Resolution - April 2, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 9326, Bug 10463, Bug 10900, None.
ISSUE-163: navigating-tracks None. Not applicable. ISSUE-163 navigating-tracks closed without prejudice - July 5, 2011 Not applicable. Bug 10693 None.
ISSUE-182: footnote-recommendation
  1. Steve's Change proposal for issue 182
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-182 footnote-CLOSED by Amicable Resolution - March 20, 2012 Not applicable. Bug 13650 None.
ISSUE-190: coding-example
  1. Steve's Change proposal for issue 190
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-190 coding-example CLOSED by Amicable Resolution - March 26, 2012 Not applicable. Bug 14937 None.
ISSUE-192: title attribute definition does not match reality
  1. Steve's Change proposal for issue 192
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-192 title-attribute CLOSED by Amicable Resolution - March 20, 2012 Not applicable. Bug 14740 None.
ISSUE-193: inaccessible-example
  1. Steve's Change proposal for issue 193
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE- 193 Closed by amicable consensus. - March 30, 2012 Not applicable. Bug 13023 None.
ISSUE-194: full-transcript
  1. Media Subgroup's Introduction of a @transcript=URL attribute
  2. Edward's IDREF Proposal
  3. Edward and Silvia's Defer ISSUE-194 until HTML.next
  4. John's Introduction of a @transcript=URL attribute V2
  5. Media Subgroup's Introduction of a <transcript> element
  6. Silvia's <transcript> element CP
  7. John's @kind Change proposal for issue 194
  8. John's @transcript Change proposal for issue 194
  9. Eoconnor's 3B Change proposal for issue 194
  10. Eoconnor's and Silvia's Defer ISSUE-194 until HTML.next Proposal
Not applicable. Render Decision: 194 Survey Results HTML Chairs Bug 12964 None.
ISSUE-199: aria-processing
  1. Michael's Change proposal for Issue 199
  2. Eoconnor's Change proposal for Issue 199
Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-80 Closed by amicable consensus. - March 30, 2012 Not applicable Bug 11891, Bug 11892, Bug 11893 None.
ISSUE-200: legend-placement
  1. Mtanalin's Change proposal for LEGEND element (HTML5)
  2. Eoconnor's Change proposal for LEGEND element (HTML5)
Not applicable.

Render Decision: Issue 200 Survey Results

HTML Chairs Bug 12834 None.
ISSUE-201: canvas-fallback
  1. Steve's 201 Hit Regions Proposal
  2. Change Proposal: Frank Olivier's Canvas hit testing
  3. ISSUE-201 Eoconnor's ISSUE-201 Proposal
Evaluate Change Proposals Not applicable. HTML Chairs Bug 13176, Bug 13181 None.
ISSUE-202: figcaption-words None. Not applicable. Not applicable. ISSUE-202: figcaption-words CLOSED without prejudice - February 20, 2012 Not applicable Bug 13651 None.
ISSUE-203: media-descriptions
  1. John's Change proposal for issue 203
  2. Ted's Use WAI-ARIA for short and long descriptions of media elements
Call for Survey Not applicable. HTML Chairs Bug 12228, Bug 12794 None.

ISSUE-204: aria-hidden (Spilt from Issue 30)

  1. John et al. Correct Hidden Attribute Section v4
  2. Cynthia's v3 Issue 204 Proposal
  3. Benjamin's Issue 204 Proposal
  4. Cynthia's v2 Issue 204 Proposal
  5. Laura's Issue 204 Proposal
  6. John's Issue 204 Proposal
  7. Jonas and Matt Turvey's Issue 204 Proposal
Respond to Survey August 3, 2012 Working Group Members None None.
ISSUE-205: text-editing-canvas (Spilt from Issue 131)
  1. Rich's Revised Caret Selection Proposal
  2. Frank Oliver's No edit change proposal for canvas text editing

Appeal, object, formally object, request reopening, or accept decision.

Not applicable. ISSUE-205 Decision - July 18, 2012 Not applicable None None.
ISSUE-206: Meta Generator
  1. Judy's, et al. Updated Re-Open Request and Change Proposal on Meta Generator
  2. Edward's' ISSUE-206 Proposal
  3. Laura's ISSUE-206 Proposal
HTML Chairs Solicit 206 Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals July 27, 2012 Any Working Group Member Bug 9212, Bug 9218, Bug 16126, Bug 16572, Bug 17117, Bug 17438 None.

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