IRC log of rd on 2011-12-15

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Zakim, this will be 7394
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ok, trackbot; I see WAI_RDWG()11:00AM scheduled to start in 1 minute
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Meeting: Research and Development Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 15 December 2011
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chair: Simon
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zakim, agenda?
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regrets: Christos, Giorgio, Yeliz
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trackbot, start meeting
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Zakim, this will be 7394
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Meeting: Research and Development Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 15 December 2011
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Chair: Harper_Simon
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Agenda+ Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments)
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Agenda+ W3C Note
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Agenda+ New Topic Discussion << Focus of this weeks meeting
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Agenda+ Happy Holidays and a Good New Year
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zakim, save agenda
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I see 3 items remaining on the agenda:
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1. Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments) [from sharper]
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zakim, take up item 1
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2. Symposium De-Brief starting with / /
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rrsagent, make logs public
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rrsagent, draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate sharper
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... / [from sharper]
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3. Any Other Business [from sharper]
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regrets: Kouroupetroglou_Christos, Yesilada_Yeliz, Brajnik_Giorgio, Conway_Vivienne
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ok, trackbot; I see WAI_RDWG()11:00AM scheduled to start 2 minutes ago
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ok, sharper, the agenda has been written to
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WAI_RDWG()11:00AM has now started
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agendum 1. "Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments)" taken up [from sharper]
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16:05:21 [Peter]
Not sure P4 may be me?
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16:05:51 [Peter]
(will reconnect on Zakim)
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zakim, ??P20 is markel
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+markel; got it
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Zakim, ??P35 is me
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zakim, call shadi-617
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+Peter; got it
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present: Abou-Zahra_Shadi, Miesenberge_Klaus, Vigo_Markel, Harper_Simon, Thiessen_Peter
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ok, shadi; the call is being made
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16:08:13 [Peter]
Zakim, ??P14 is me
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+Peter; got it
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Zakim, mute me
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Peter should now be muted
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zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see markel, ??P30, Peter (muted), Shadi, Peter.a
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zakim, ??P30 is sharper
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+sharper; got it
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Zakim, unmute me
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Peter should no longer be muted
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Zakim, mute me
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Peter should now be muted
16:09:39 [markel]
shadi I can scribe
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zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see markel, sharper, Peter (muted), Shadi, Peter.a
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scribe: Abou-Zahra_Shadi
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ScribeNick: shadi
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OK so I'm talkin
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zakim, peter is simon
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+simon; got it
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zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see markel, sharper, simon (muted), Shadi, Peter.a
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zakim, unmute simon
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simon should no longer be muted
16:11:01 [Peter]
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zakim, sharper is Klaus
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+Klaus; got it
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zakim, peter.a is Peter
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+Peter; got it
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zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see markel, Klaus, simon, Shadi, Peter
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zakim, take up agendum 2
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agendum 2. "Symposium De-Brief starting with /
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... / /
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..." taken up [from sharper]
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zakim, drop agendum 1
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zakim, drop agendum 2
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zakim, drop agendum 3
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agendum 1, Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments), dropped
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agendum 2, Symposium De-Brief starting with /
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... / /
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zakim, drop agendum 4
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..., dropped
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zakim, take up agendum 5
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agendum 3, Any Other Business, dropped
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agendum 4, Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments), dropped
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agendum 5. "W3C Note" taken up [from sharper]
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zakim, mute me
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Shadi should now be muted
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16:13:42 [Peter]
Zakim, ??P15 is me
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+Peter; got it
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(sorry awful connection today)
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SH: what is the status of the Note?
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MV: identifying the gaps
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ack me
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SAZ: to help the editors with the note boilerplate and US Spelling etc
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SH: I need to provide some links with style guides to develop the note..administrative stuff..there's a general template..I'll be happy to provide that..the usual language is EN-US
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zakim, mute me
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Shadi should now be muted
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ack me
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zakim, mute me
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Shadi should now be muted
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SAZ: that's before you got too far
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zakim, take up next
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agendum 6. "New Topic Discussion << Focus of this weeks meeting" taken up [from sharper]
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16:16:15 [markel]
MV: thanks for that
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SH: quite a few topics that we are looking at
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...need to decide how to select
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...editors is one factor
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...maybe biggest point
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...lots of WAI focus on mobile accessibility
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...maybe good to address that
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ack me
16:18:07 [Peter]
Zakim, mute me
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Peter should now be muted
16:19:15 [markel]
SAZ: it's a hot topic now, there's a UN org responsible to monitor human rights...there's another org in Korea that wants to submit to another standards org like IETC..there's lots of things going on
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Reciprocal Interoperability of Accessible and Mobile Webs (RIAM)
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SAZ: some efforts should be devoted in consolidating this
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SAZ: is that (RIAM) any org?
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SH: RIAM is a research project funded by the UK government
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...looking at differences and similarities between mobile and accessibility guidelines
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...working with CTIC in Spain on extension from RIAM into their mobile work
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q+ to talk about other factors to selecting a topic
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ack sh
16:22:45 [Zakim]
shadi, you wanted to talk about other factors to selecting a topic
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...Yeliz and I offer to be editors if no one else offers
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ack me
16:23:39 [markel]
SAZ: I don't think there would be a problem having a chair as an's gonna be difficult on your you will have to be switching roles
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SAZ: early on we talked about the factors to select a topic
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SAZ: having editors ready is key
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RIAM Framework: Overlaps between Mobile and Accessible Webs -
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SAZ: your university one of the initiatives that reflects the work on mobile web accessibility
16:25:20 [markel]
SAZ: if nobody else is offering as an editor we can say that SH and YY can be editors
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KM: session at ICCHP also looking at mobile accessibility
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...maybe can cooperate on that
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SH: when is ICCHP?
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KM: July 11-13th
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SH: expect to have two symposia by then
16:27:49 [markel]
SAZ: I think that's one option, it depends how we coordinate those people. Klaus suggest that we can do something together
16:28:13 [markel]
SAZ: I think we could check with them
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SH: would like to have a better idea about the next topic or two early next year
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...would be driven by the editors
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...good response from the community and would be good to build on the momentum
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...could do mobile next and have ICCHP as a potential follow-up
16:30:07 [markel]
16:30:11 [Peter]
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...need to decide how this will look very soon
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ack m
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ack ma
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MV: think we do not have enough participants in the group
16:30:45 [shadi] we have critical mass?
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...worried about the level of involvement
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SH: agree with the concern but need to get these seminars out
16:31:28 [shadi] attract new people
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q+ to respond on participation
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ack me
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ack peter
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ack peter
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PT: mobile accessibility is a very exciting topics
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...assume you primarly mean blind users
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...would be very interested in being an editor
16:32:43 [Peter]
Zakime, mute me
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SH: may ber othe aspects beyond blindness
16:33:04 [Peter]
Zakim, mute me
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Peter should now be muted
16:33:14 [shadi]
...good to have additional editors
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ack shadi
16:33:15 [Zakim]
shadi, you wanted to respond on participation
16:34:07 [markel]
SAZ: I agree with SH, there are many aspects..touchscreens, gestures...if you don't have dextery..many types of disabilities get an impact
16:35:03 [markel]
SAZ: I want to reply to MV. This is usual, unfortunately people tend to drop out. We are transitioning...the first note is important to show people what we do
16:35:19 [markel]
SAZ: having a presence would be good..ICCHP or W4A
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SAZ: it'd be great to have face 2 face meetings
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SAZ: there are some new 2 people joining to the group
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s/to the group/to the mailing list
16:36:25 [markel]
16:36:43 [shadi]
SH: maybe we should think about joining mobile and touch interface topics
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...they are different but very related
16:37:01 [Peter]
+1 combining mobile a11y and touch interfaces (we could dig deeper later)
16:37:08 [shadi]
...or do we want to keep completely separate?
16:37:14 [markel]
I think it's too broad
16:37:50 [shadi]
SAZ: maybe combine would yield more contributions to select from
16:37:54 [markel]
I think that the focus is important
16:38:16 [Peter]
(Just encase you haven't read some related guidelines, these might be some good reading over the holidays:,,
16:38:33 [shadi]
q+ to ask klaus about combining symposium with ICCHP
16:38:34 [markel]
I prefer something like that Si
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ack me
16:38:43 [Zakim]
shadi, you wanted to ask klaus about combining symposium with ICCHP
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ack shadi
16:39:08 [markel]
SAZ: deadline for ICCHP is 1st of Feb
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we probably cannot make it
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SAZ: can we have some invited contributions to that session?
16:40:04 [markel]
SAZ: can we present these results in ICCHP?
16:40:09 [markel]
KM: yes we can do that
16:40:10 [markel]
16:40:49 [markel]
SAZ: Simon do you think that the output would also be more than a note and become a contribution to ICCHP
16:41:20 [shadi]
SH: would need to have mobile as second session and get some contribution to ICCHP
16:42:24 [shadi] could formulate input
16:43:17 [markel]
SAZ: we will have a ICCHP preconference workshop which will mention the contributions of the RDWG
16:45:14 [markel]
SAZ: let's talk further about the topics. There's a thematic session about a specific topic level we can coordinate with these ICCHP session. Talking generally as a group, KM talked also about a keynote
16:46:08 [shadi]
SH: any other thoughts about this?
16:46:32 [shadi]
MV: happy with any initiative to increase participation
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...opportunities at ICCHP is welcome
16:47:06 [shadi]
SH: could look at W4A and potentially ASSETS too
16:47:14 [shadi]
...maybe also CSUN
16:48:12 [markel]
SAZ: CSUN deadline is gone..I think W4A and ASSETS where future participants come from..lets talk about specific issues
16:48:37 [Peter]
16:48:41 [Peter]
ack me
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PT: have we decided on the mobile accessibility topic?
16:49:17 [shadi]
SH: not quite yet but will put out the question for decision during the next meeting
16:49:39 [shadi]
...also to check if we combine them or not and to think about the third topic too
16:49:53 [shadi]
...want to give people the opportunity to think about that during the xmas breaks
16:50:03 [shadi]
...but decide right after when we next meet
16:50:16 [shadi]
...we have editors and are ready to go, need to work out the scope
16:50:43 [shadi]
...could have yeliz and peter do mobile, and I pick up another one
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...want to keep up the momentum
16:50:55 [Peter]
Zakim, mute me
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Peter should now be muted
16:51:25 [markel]
SAZ: Klaus, I know there are some conditions in your org, maybe you can think about some topics as part of the..project
16:51:32 [markel]
KM: yeah
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zakim, take up next
16:51:33 [Zakim]
agendum 7. "Happy Holidays and a Good New Year" taken up [from sharper]
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SH: thanks for everyone
16:52:23 [markel]
:-) Happy holidays! It's a pleasure
16:52:38 [Peter]
Have a great holiday!
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good bye!
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markel has left #rd
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disconnecting the lone participant, Peter, in WAI_RDWG()11:00AM
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WAI_RDWG()11:00AM has ended
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Attendees were markel, Shadi, simon, Klaus, Peter
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trackbot, end meeting
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Zakim, list attendees
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sorry, trackbot, I don't know what conference this is
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RRSAgent, please draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate trackbot
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RRSAgent, bye
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I see no action items