APA Weekly Teleconference

03 May 2023


Alisa_Smith, Fredrik, janina, Lionel, matatk, mike_beganyi, PaulG
janina, mike_beganyi

Meeting minutes

Agenda Review & Announcements

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TPAC 2023 planning - https://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC/2023

matatk: We have an early wiki page and will be populating it

matatk: We'll be responding to management re cross-group requests this week

matatk: Notes that not all input from TFs is yet in the wiki

matatk: People are welcome to add to the wiki

matatk: Notes we've had good discussions

matatk: Our problem is prioritization and av available staffing cycles

matatk: Not short of inspirational people with inspired ideas!

New Charters Review - https://github.com/w3c/strategy/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A%22Horizontal+review+requested%22

Web Payments


<ghurlbot> Action 323 review Web Payments Charter by next week (on JaninaSajka) due 3 May 2023

janina: proposing to let go of it. read it, and we are mentioned in a horizontal review. we'll get to review the APIs later which is sufficient

janina: what the user experiences is very much in scope. we can throw issues their way if we find them. we can suspect APIs they generate will support the widgets we want

matatk: any thoughts on this?

matatk: no one in queue. I agree with this and thus we can sign off on this.

janina: will comment in GH

Media Interest Group


<ghurlbot> Action 324 review Media and Entertainment Interest Group rechartering (on JaninaSajka) due 3 May 2023

janina: do we need tweaks in the charter? we might want a small one. we need to make them aware that we're about to come with a list of things that would make sense for a 5-10 year time frame

janina: multiple groups across WAI that will contributing. a sentence or two acknowledging this will be helpful

janina: interesting use case out of Research Questions. we'll talk about inter-linear, supporting pronunciation

janina: cover synchronized video streams of signers in different languages, for example

janina: could be useful if we figure out technical issues.

janina: Jason has promised by Friday he will update the current document regarding the additional topics. by the time we file we will hav something to point to

janina: looking for API and other kind of support from other groups over the coming years and make as much of this happen as possible.

janina: will be extremely valuable

janina: write a phrase or two for them to consider. this is an acknowledgment that WAI is in a place with its specs that it may come with requests for standardization implications

matatk: timeline is open for review as of 3 weeks ago. I don't see any sign-off from the group yet.

matatk: good idea to set expectations in terms of collaborative opportunities. how much of that is appropriate to go into the charter versus how much is useful background

janina: agree

matatk: from their current charter, new additions could be worth mentioning. seems like there's still some time

janina: happy to work with Matthew on this during the week and provide to the group on Friday, or bring it back next week for the group's review

matatk: my concern about asking for changes to the charter is that we're going to have to make the case that the upcoming work will be great but we must finish making the case internally first

janina: we can make the case. new idea of sign language synchronization will be brought by Jason. there's a lot documented already and in the minutes from RQTF

matatk: WoT came to us and we were able to provide feedback. ended up with something in their charter which is good

janina: difference in that WoT is a WG. Media, Entertainment Interest Group is an IG

janina: an omnibus area, really

Web of Things

<matatk> w3c/strategy#375 - WoT WG Charter

matatk: Recalls discussion some time ago with this:

:s/:/ the above/

<matatk> We had a conversation with WoT in PR #77, wrt onboarding: w3c/wot-charter-drafts#77

<ghurlbot> Issue 77 [closed] 4.11 Text description transformation: second screen (cdpatnoe)

matatk: This is WoT's PR

matatk: Accepted but not merged?

matatk: So two threads, 375 with proposed charter and the PR with proposed edits

matatk: Propose to comment on Charter review thread to ask whether PR will be merged

matatk: Any concerns with this approach?

Explicit Review Requests - https://github.com/w3c/a11y-request/issues

Compute API Pressure

<matatk> Background info: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-apa/2023Apr/0023.html

matatk: Posted summary of last week's discussion here ...

matatk: Asked for A11y Considerations Section

matatk: Because of likely consequences of using the API--all in the above comment

matatk: Example that app shouldn't pick a stream restriction at random, should be a user choice

janina: Suggests also the reverse for a screen reader user--don't bother with video streams, I don't use them

matatk: May not be in scope on this, but let's keep it on our wish list

PaulG: Notes that Teams supports this, but not a sticky setting

Fredrik: Notes the setting is also very hard to find with an sr

PaulG: may also matter in COGA situations

PaulG: More control over modalities useful

matatk: Good news is that the group was happy for us to propose an ACS

matatk: Checks and finds it's working draft

janina: If note track may be quick

A11y Review Comment Tracker - https://w3c.github.io/horizontal-issue-tracker/?repo=w3c/a11y-review

nothing this week

CSS Update (Paul) - https://github.com/w3c/css-a11y/issues

PaulG: Lots of technical work last week, but nothing for us

Actions Checkin (Specs) - https://github.com/w3c/apa/labels/action et al

covered by items already discussed

Dangling Spec Review Cleanup - https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/wiki/Category:Spec_Review_Assigned

Task Force & Deliverables Updates

FAST Proposal

matatk: Framework for Accessible Specification of Technologies

matatk: What other groups use

Fredrik: A jumping off point and a way of creating accessibility support

Fredrik: Idea is to normatively provide info on how to do that in specs

Fredrik: Invites people who want to join

Fredrik: No set timelines yet, of course

Fredrik: Expect WS by next week

<matatk> Draft work statement: https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/wiki/Fast-work-statement

matatk: It's a heads up of what will be coming in a CfC shortly

matatk: Interesting because it's meta, but also shapes things

matatk: Helps feature and frame a11y support

Other Business

matatk: My announcement --

matatk: Recalls metaverse related work from APA that was submitted

matatk: Our submission totalled 9 docs

matatk: We have confirmation that W3C has pushed all upstream -- all 9

matatk: That's actually remarkable and worth noting. Well done, all!

Be done

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