Accessibility Minutes 2012 12 10

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  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois)
  • Marc Johlic (IBM)
  • Mike Scott (Illinois Department of Human Services)
  • Nicholas Hoyt (University of Illinois) - scribe
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger (IBM)


OAA Accessibility Evaluator: new alpha 16 version


JG: New version (alpha 16) includes 10 new ARIA widget validation rules

JG: Working on making OAA Accessibility Evaluator compatible with auto-updating.

JG: Three different views: Elements, Rule Categories and Rule Summary

JG: Please test current rules in OAA Accessibility Evaluator: you can drill down to more information on a rule or element.

JG: Also, every view includes a "Summary Report" button, which creates an HTML report.

JG: Before I distribute the tool, we need to implement a 1.0 ruleset.

JG: Plus a lot more testing...

AA: Will run RPT against and send you the report.

AA: What about CSV export?

JG: Under OAA Element Types, when you select the "View Report" button, the report includes a link to CSV export.

AA: The detailed results also need to show developers where to find the problems.

Renaming/rebranding the group

JG: Next agenda item: OpenAjax Alliance will no longer exist -- what about the name Open Accessibility Alliance?

JG: Would have rules development and coding practices sub-groups.

JG: The coding practices group would have a website that would provide numerous examples of how to implement rules and techniques.

JG: What would be the ramifications for IBM?

RS: We would need to look at licensing agreements.

JG: Could new group just inherit the OAA licensing agreements, or would it all have to be renegotiated.

RS: Probably would need to be renegotiated.

JG: In terms of our current focus, it's about creating rules and evaluation library, not really about the tools, which are consumers of the libraries.

JG: We don't need to make any decisions right now, can revisit after we get the 1.0 ruleset finalized.

JG: /member/wiki/Accessibility

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