Meetings/F2F Spring 2018

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ARIA Face to Face Meeting 1 - 3 May 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group will meet in Toronto, Ontario on 1 - 3 May 2018.

The host requests that participants be aware of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Registration

Please register for the meeting by 20 April 2018.

Logistics

Mozilla, Toronto 366 Adelaide St W, Suite 500 Toronto, ON M5V 1R9 Canada

When you arrive, take the elevator to the fifth floor. If the desk is temporarily empty there is a doorbell you can ring (or knock on a door). The receptionist should be available from 8:30 am.

Hotels

Due to the small size of the group, we did not set up a hotel reservation block. A few hotels near the meeting location include (unvetted list):

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown 92 Peter St Toronto, ON M5V 2G5

Residence Inn Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District 255 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3P9

Hyatt Regency Toronto 370 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 1J9

Travel

Most people will fly to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Upon arrival you can take a taxi, Union Pearson Express train, or public transit airport service.

Some may fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. This is fairly close to the meeting location and various island airport ground transport options are available.

Train users will go to Toronto Union Station. It is near the meeting location and public transit is available.

Candidate Agenda Topics

What do you what to discuss? Please add your candidate agenda topics here.


  • User-agents (1 May)
    • "Implementation Parity" (
    • Inconsistent support in user agents
    • Should CSS be allowed to effect semantics? Exhibit a: display:block on tables bug in Firefox
    • Expectations with respect to AT support
      • Role application and aria-roledescription (meaty topic)
      • Combobox and related properties (needs in-depth discussion of approximately 90-120 minutes)
    • The mapped/not-mapped problem (e.g., aria-autocomplete)
  • Role Parity (2 May)
    • Generic versus specific roles
    • Input from AT vendors
  • Attribute Parity (2 May)
    • What must we have for 1.2?
    • Do the rest in 1.3?
  • Name Calculation (2 May)
    • Whitespace, block versus inline, CSS, etc.
    • Algorithm complexity
  • Rechartering and Deliverables (3 May - morning)
    • What can we reasonably commit to?
    • Determining achievable milestones
    • The "bus factor" problem
    • Defining a roadmap
  • Triaging Tracker and Bugzilla issues (3 May - afternoon)

May 1 - Agenda

Time Topic
9-10.30 Role Parity
  • Low-hanging fruit (with pull request)
  • Generic versus specific roles. See related straw poll.
  • Input from AT vendors
10.45-12
12-1 Lunch
1-2.30 Implementation Parity
2.45-4.15
4.30-6 Extra Topics from day 1....
  • Does everything need a role or can we use attributes... example button with aria-haspopup.
  • Should we have Name not allowed (for example for a paragraph)
  • What should we do about header/footer/banner/contentinfo
  • Static Role

Extra topics from day 2...

  • What to do in new work method for things we don't want to expose in practices (like role parity)

May 2 - Agenda

Time Topic
9-10.30 Role application and aria-roledescription (MK)
10.45-12 Inconsistent Support including where CSS impacts the A11y Tree

Mapped/not mapped problem (i.e. aria-autocomplete) (MK)

12-1 Lunch
1-2.30 Name Calculation
  • Whitespace, block versus inline, CSS, etc.
  • Algorithm complexity
2.45-4.15 Attribute Parity
  • What must we have for 1.2?
  • Do the rest in 1.3?
4.30-6 Topics we didn't finish from Day 1/2
ComboBox and related properties (MK)

May 3 - Agenda

Time Topic
9-10.30 Rechartering and Deliverables
  • What can we reasonably commit to?
  • Determining achievable milestones
  • The "bus factor" problem
  • Defining a roadmap
10.45-12 Rechartering cont
12-1 Lunch
1-2.30 Triaging Tracker and Bugzilla issues
2.45-4.15 Triaging cont
4.30-6 Triaging cont

Minutes