Silver Protocols Sub-Group

01 October 2021


JakeAbma, jenniferS, JF

Meeting minutes

Wiki: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/task-forces/silver/wiki/index.php?title=Protocols&action=submit

We should define what we believe our goals will be

Define problems, identify constraints, determine objective

<jenniferS> What about this? https://www.va.gov/web/standards/accessibility.cfm

discussion around VPATs and Protocols - language of VPATs "wiggle room"

VPATs moved the ball forward, but also left gaps for entities to be realistic

Gregg: there is a benefit to not making things too rigid

<jenniferS> https://www.itic.org/policy/accessibility/vpat for reference

jenniferS: maybe go back to the spirit of what a VPAT *should* be doing

<jenniferS> yes!

<jenniferS> Think about our users. :)

Jake: outside of the US, don't know of any country that uses VPATs

<jenniferS> "VPAT 2.4 EU: EN 301 549 – the European Union’s “Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe”"

but we can aim for... something

Jake: maybe take a step back... a document, like an Accessibility Statement. Concern that in the EU, different countries would use different reporting documents

Jake: distinction - VPATs are 'conformance', but we could also have a report that speaks to goals and achievements

<jenniferS> Agreed. Stating what you are aligning with. Love the idea of accessibility statement. Anything where a service conveys their intention.

Jake: drawing comparisons to maturity models

<JakeAbma> https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2016/2102/oj

<jenniferS> By end of next week's meeting, arrive at a working definition of what is meant by a Protocol.

Jake: I like the idea of Protocols, but what protocols? We do not have any kind of list or examples

Jake: I believe that we should present a fixed set of protocols with use-cases + examples

<jenniferS> Could WCAG have a "certified list" of protocols, and a process for submitting for review?

Open question Jennifer

Jake: including design principles

jenniferS: even disability is hard to define

this is why I use the word "consideration" - it reduces stigma

hope that protocols can address the measurable/testable/repeatable

but we also need a way to pose meaningful questions to evaluate when not M/T/R

questions that give a way of determining impact

jenniferS: empathize with users - protocols help others to imagine that

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