APA Weekly Teleconference

06 September 2023


Fredrik_, giacomo-petri, janina, Lionel_Wolberger, matatk, Nichole, niklasegger, PaulG, Roy
Gottfried, Gottfried_Zimmerman, Nadine, Nadine_Sienel
Fredrik, matatk

Meeting minutes

<janina> Date 06 Sep 2023

Agenda Review & Announcements

<matatk> Welcome, giacomo-petri! *group introductions*

<matatk> janina: Next week is TPAC, so this call isn't happening.

<matatk> ... Customarily, we (APA, and usually the task forces), will not meet in the week following TPAC. So no APA call for the next two weeks. Check with your TFs about the week of the 18th.

<matatk> ... Our next APA WG call will be the 27th—of course a lot of stuff going on next week!

TPAC 2023 Planning - https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/wiki/Meetings/TPAC_2023

matatk: All info on TPAC is on the wiki page.

matatk: Tuesday, Thursday are most busy. Friday a little, but the rest are rather open.

matatk: I've put links to our calednar entries at the bottom of the wiki page. Most, all of you in fact, should be automatically subscribed to those calendar entries because of your memebership in APA.

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

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

Rendering of <input type=image> that does not represent an image

<Roy> - issue: whatwg/html#9677

<Roy> - tracked at: w3c/a11y-review#171

<Roy> https://github.com/orgs/whatwg/teams/a11y

matatk: We'll review this in more detail on Monday; we checked out the process to identify who gets notified and by what.

Roy: The WHATWG a11y team was mentioned, whcih includes people from ARIA WG.

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

PaulG: Lots of API discussion this week; nothing accessibility-sepcifc.


PaulG: View transitions is mostly about animation. If the entire page is transitioning, then that's a necessary part of the application. It doesn't affect the accessibility tree.
… Anchor positioning: Relates to layout. Trying to make various aspects of the language more consistent.
… These are primarily about developer experience.
… Will review further before the meeting.

Actions Checkin (Specs) https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/track/actions/open

Task Force & Deliverables Updates


janina: We've been working on a handout for conferences (e.g. TPAC) to demonstrate the concept of symbols, and different symbol sets, to people.
… One symbol set will be Bliss, and one ARASAAC. This will demonstrate the need for support for multiple symbol sets.
… The work we're doing acts as a Rosetta stone.
… This allows people to receive symbols in the symbol set they know. This has been a great success in communication (i.e. AAC).
… Now we're bringing it to web content!


janina: We will be asking people from big organisations for feedback on the AT Vendors survey.



janina: Great work being done on CTUAR

janina: We have added AI tools into CTAUR

janina: This raises opportunities, and challenges.

janina: Check out the minutes from today's RQTF (the previous hour).

Other Business

be done

Minutes manually created (not a transcript), formatted by scribe.perl version 221 (Fri Jul 21 14:01:30 2023 UTC).


All speakers: janina, matatk, PaulG, Roy

Active on IRC: Fredrik_, giacomo-petri, janina, Lionel_Wolberger, matatk, Nichole, niklasegger, PaulG, Roy