[Accessibility-testing] Notes & minutes of the April 30, 2018 meeting

deborah.kaplan at suberic.net deborah.kaplan at suberic.net
Fri May 4 10:53:32 EDT 2018

I would certainly never argue against having more people on the committee who would also do work. That being said, I don't think we have a shortage of expertise on the committee as it stands, so I don't think we need to bring anyone else just for more expertise. Like Zachary, I also use the W3C guidelines extensively, and I'm an invited expert at the W3C where I've worked on multiple accessibility task forces (and where I spend a lot of time yelling at people in WCAG and WAI-ARIA working groups because I also have a huge issue with the way they do things). So if we decide we need more hands on deck, I'm all in favor, but I'm not worried about us having any lack of either interactive fiction or accessibility testing.


On Wed, 2 May 2018, Zachary Kline wrote:

> I certainly would not be averse to including another expert, but I feel I should point out that in my work I have to use the W3C guidelines
> extensively. They aren’t all bad :-) more seriously, I do like the group as it exists now, and would more likely wonder if we needed another
> IF system expert, if Dan is having a busy year, for instance.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On May 2, 2018, at 7:09 AM, Mark Barlet <mark at ablegamers.org> wrote:
>       Question. I would like to see if the group would like to add another expert to the mix? The VP of AbleGamers is a PHD in Computer
>       Human Interfacing and professor at the University of York in the UK, but fear not, he is Canadian, and is helping us evolve game
>       accessibility. He also has a huge issue with how WC3 does things, and I feel he "of the same mind" and would be a helpful
>       addition.
> If you will have him, can someone write me up a primer of the mission of this group so I can send it to him and see if he wants to
> join. He also runs the AbleGamers Player Panels I spoke about.
> Thanks!

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