W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

11 - 12 November 2013 Face-to-Face Meeting of the Protocols and Formats Working Group

Wuzhou Guest House, Shenzhen, China

Participation · Registration · Host · Hotels · Travel · Agenda


The Protocols and Formats Working Group will meet during the W3C Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meeting during the week of 11 November 2013. The PFWG will meet on Monday and Tuesday, 11 and 12 November, and coordinate with other Working Groups on Thursday and Friday, 14 and 15 November. Wednesday, 13 November is reserved for the Plenary meeting itself.

Registration, host, hotel, and travel information below are copied from the TPAC overview page. Please refer to that page for updated information on these topics and consider the information there definitive.


Participation in the Working Group meeting is open to participants in good standing of W3C/WAI's Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG). Representatives of other W3C groups are also encouraged to request permission to attend in an observer or liaison capacity.

Remote Participation

Remote participation is discouraged, aside from presenters reporting on action item assignments. We will use the usual IRC channel for managing agenda topics and action items only.  Those wishing to participate remotely by telephone should make specific arrangements with the chair in advance.

For those who are dialing in, we will use the usual Zakim teleconference bridge, +1.617.761.6200. The conference code is 92473. There are slots for up to 4 people to join at a given time. Please check the agenda and coordinate appropriate times for you to dial in. We may experiment with other channels; please check in with the meeting in IRC.


All attendees must register for the Technical Plenary week before 18 October 2013. There is a US $60 per day registration fee, which rises ro $120 after 18 October 2013. PFWG members should indicate that you are attending as a participant of the Protocols and Formats Working Group. Non-members may indicate that they would like to observe. Observer requests will be followed up by email.

Current registrants are listed in the registration results page.


See the TPAC Venue Information page for location information and links. Please refer to the TPAC schedule for information about our meeting room. Information is subject to change, so please check it just before your trip.


Visit the TPAC Hotels for information about the room block and reservations.

Travel to the Meeting

Most visitors will require a visa. The TPAC planning page provides information about obtaining an invitation letter from Beihang University. Be aware that if you plan to visit Hong Kong from China, you will need to have a multiple-entry visa to re-enter China, so please plan accordingly when applying for your visa. The Visa application process should take approximately two weeks. Be mindful of upcoming travel, as you will need to submit your passport as part of the process to obtain a Chinese Visa.

See the TPAC Travel Information for information about air and ground travel to the meeting venue. In order to get best rates and availability, you should book flights to China before 2 September 2013.




All times are in China Standard Time (CST) UTC+8:00. Use the provided URIs to ascertain agenda items in your local, dialin time.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Minutes of 11 November 2013.

set up computers, etc.
meeting begins
Logistics Review: Teleconference; IRC; Fire Exits; Facilities
scribing rotation
review agenda
9:15 - 10:30
Cognitive Task Force
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
Cognitive Task Force (Continued)
IndieUI Meeting at CSS
11:30 - 12:30
Cognitive Task Force (Continued)
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00
Cognitive Task Force (Continued)
IndieUI Meeting at Web Apps
14:00 - 15:30
Media A11y User Requirements Note Responses
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 18:00
Captcha V2
adjourn for the day

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Minutes of 12 November 2013.

set up computers, etc.
9:00 - 10:30
meeting begins
scribing rotation
Spec Review Procedures & Matrix Review
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Cognitive Task Force (Continued)
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
Shall ARIA 1.1 permit behavior modification?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

All PFWG Participants are encouraged to participate in the Plenary program and the Reception.

Thursday through Friday, 14 - 15 November 2013

PFWG is not itself meeting on Thursday or Friday, but there are important liaison opportunities for people to be observers in the meetings of other groups.

HTML Working Group
Generally the HTML Accessibility Task Force conducts a meeting as a component of the "unconference" agenda style the HTML WG has adopted.
IndieUI Working Group and Independent User Interface Task Force
The IndieUI Working Group was formed in large part by members of PFWG and its work will be of interest to many.
HTML 5 Techniques Task Force
The HTML 5 Techniques Task Force will meet under the ægis of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. Their work on HTML 5 and ARIA techniques is of interest to PFWG members.