Accessibility in HTML WG (30th May 2007)
In the tasks and interests survey, very few respondants mention accessibility:
- Murray Maloney
- Debi Orton
- Henrik Dvergsdal
- Gregory Rosmaita
- Thomas Higginbotham
- Chris Adams
- Matthew Wilcox
- Laura Carlson
- Ben Millard (me)
That’s just 9 mentions out of 74 respondants (12%). There are currently 460 participants, so only 16% of them have responded to this survey. If just 12% of all participants care at all about accessibility, we could have a hard task even keeping accessibility at the HTML4 level for HTML4 features. Let alone improving it and ensuring new features are accessible.
So far, less than 2% of all participants have registered an interest in accessibility.
Writing a big specification is a long process. I’ll continue my table accessibility examples and get involved when I’ve got a more complete collection.