SVG Accessibility Task Force Teleconference
13 Sep 2016

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shepazu, fesch, Chaals, Brian, LJWatson, Rich


<fesch> agenda https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-svg-a11y/2016Sep/0004.html

<scribe> SCRIBE: Brian


shepazu: the current SVG charter expires in November. If we aren't changing the deliverables, normally we'd ask for an extension.
... as we'll need a 6-8 month extension, we will be asking for a new charter

<shepazu> https://w3c.github.io/charter-drafts/svg-2016.html

<fesch> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-svg-a11y/2016Sep/0006.html

shepazu: We had a single SVG2 A11y API mapping spec listed in the current SVG WG Charter
... this has since evolved into the Graphics Module and the SVG-AAM
... This hasn't been formerly reviewed, and is still subject to review by management and members

LJWatson: +1 for updating authoring guidance to go from accessibility specific to general authoring guidance

shepazu: I would like to spend a session discussing the authoring guidelines and what other opportunities we have with this document

fesch: There was a good discusison of the figure roles on-list

<chaals> [+1 for authoring guidance in general]

richardschwerdtfeger: There is a graphics AAM, there are three specs.

shepazu: what are the three specs?

<fesch> http://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/master/graphics-aam/graphics-aam.html

<LJWatson> +1 to a Graphics WG for SVG, Canvas etc.

shepazu: Personal goal in reorganization is to form a graphics working group with SVG, Canvas and some augmented reality

fesch: is WebGL a W3C thing?

shepazu: no, it's a Chronos thing. There is a virtual reality W3C workshop coming up, and there might be some work coming form that. If 6 months from now if we decide to create a graphics WG, we can supercede the charter

News from SVG WG

shepazu: I have been told that we will likely be publishing SVG2 as a candidate rec on Thursday
... there may still be some deal killers, but we don't think there will be

News from ARIA

richardschwerdtfeger: we're writing test harness stuff and hearding browser cats

LJWatson: what's the timeline for 1.1?

richardschwerdtfeger: We're looking at Q1 or Q2 next year
... we are getting support from AT vendors. Aria-current went in a while ago. Error message support got locked down. We're working on the API mappings for grids, it's coming.

Publication Status

fesch: weren't heartbeats going to be published this week?

richardschwerdtfeger: Looks like it's all there


fesch: Testing is quite active. People are starting to get concerned about how hte JSON is formatted and how everything will go together.
... I put out the perl script, so it's out there. I checked the parsing, so the output from both SVG and ARIA 1.1 wiki both parse as JSON, no bugs.
... The shapes of the wikis, more in ARIA 1.1, not having stuff appear was one big issue, how to represent that.
... I updated our wiki pages to have the stuff updated. I noticed some changes and notified Joanie about what layout test might be affected
... on Wednesday, late in the day, I think 6PM, there is an ARAI 1.1 testing meeting about when all this stuff comes out
... any other questions or comments about testing? Or any other topics?

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