[arin-ppml] Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-11: Add Textual Description for the Number Resource Hierarchy Image in Section 2
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Tue Apr 20 14:44:46 EDT 2021
On 15 April 2021, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) classified "ARIN-2020-11: Add Textual Description for the Number Resource Hierarchy Image in Section 2" as an Editorial Change to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).
The text is below and can be found at:
The process for Editorial Changes is found in Part One, Section 3.1, paragraph 3 of the Policy Development Process (PDP):
"Changes to policy that are purely editorial and non-substantial in nature are outside the scope of the full Policy Development Process and may only be made with 30 days public notice followed by the concurrence of both the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Board of Trustees that the changes are non-substantial in nature."
Your feedback on this Editorial Change is encouraged. The review period will close on 20 May 2021.
The Number Resource Policy Manual is available at:
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Senior Policy Analyst
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-11: Add Textual Description for the Number Resource Hierarchy Image in Section 2
The beginning of Section 2 in the NRPM shows a diagram of how addressing responsibility is delegated. However, this image does not appear to have a description or even alt text, and the actual text is not selectable. This could have accessibility implications, especially those with sight-related disabilities, or if the NRPM is translated into other languages.
Proposal: Add the following text before the image in Section 2:
Responsibility for management of number resources is distributed globally in accordance with the following procedures:
- Global number resource management is performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). IANA distributes number resources to RIRs (AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and the RIPE NCC), but not directly to LIRs (Local Internet Registries) or end users.
- RIRs, such as ARIN, distribute number resources to LIRs and directly to end-user organizations.
- LIRs may further delegate number resources to other LIRs, as well as to other end-user organizations.
Replace the text “ISP Internet Service Provider” in the graphic with the text “LIR Local Internet Registry”
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