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Face-to-face Meeting -- WAI User Agent Working Group

Dates:  Sunday-Monday, October 25-26, 1998
Location:  Hotel Sofitel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Note:  WAI Meeting immediately follows the Closing the Gap Conference in Minneapolis Contacts:
Daniel Dardailler, WAI Project Manager(danield@w3.org)

Judy Brewer, WAI/IPO Director (jbrewer@w3.org)
Jon Gunderson, WAI UA WG Chair (jongund@uiuc.edu)
Last updated:  August 28, 1998


Attendance is limited to participants of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) User Agent Working Group (UA WG) who have pre-registered for the meeting. Participants must also have prepared for the meeting by reading background materials listed below.

It will be a two day technical meeting discussing only the User Agent Guidelines and will be an important step in the process of creating a Proposed Recommendation for the W3C. There will be no other W3C WAI working group meeting at this time. The Closing the Gap (CTG) Conference was chosen to assist in bringing assistive technology developers into the UA guideline process.

If you have questions about participation please contact the UA Working Group Chair or the W3C contacts listed above.

Register before Friday, September 25, 1998, 17:00 US EDT (note: Registration page will be activated Friday, August 28)



W3C/WAI has reserved a block of guest/sleeping rooms at the Hotel Sofitel, where the WAI UA WG meeting will be held, for the nights of Saturday October 24, Sunday October 25, and Monday October 26.  The cut-off date for the room rate of $109 is October 9th. Please make your reservations at the Hotel Sofitel, under the room block "W3C/WAI."

*NOTE: As of August 27, the "W3C/WAI" room block is not yet activated in the hotel's registration system.  You can either wait a few days to book your room, or book it now under at a regular rate and call back next week to change to the W3C/WAI block.  Contact jbrewer@w3.org if any problems.

Hotel Sofitel
Phone: 612-835-1900
Fax: 612-835-2696
5601 W. 78th St.
Bloomington, MN 55439
Rate: $109/night
Room Block: "W3C/WAI" (note: as of Aug 27, not yet activated)

Additional information about Venue:

For information about the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference which immediately preceeds the WAI UA WG meeting, or about the twin cities of St.Paul/Minneapolis:

Travel note:

Minneapolis is the hub for Northwest Airlines, however as of August 28 there is still a strong possibility that Northwest will go on strike. Several other carriers fly into Minneapolis and currently have seats available.


This adgenda based on the current status of the user agent working draft. The agenda may change based on the issues raised, dicsussed and/or resolved in the working group between now and the face-to-face meeting. Members of the working group will be informed of changes to the agenda and agenda changes will be posted to this document.

Sunday, October 25, 1998

9:00 - 9:15 Jon Gunderson, Chair UA working group

9:15 - 9:30 Judy Brewer, W3C/WAI/IPO Director

9:30 - 10:30 Presentation adjustability and HTML Compatibility

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 HTML 4.0, CSS1 and CSS2 compatibility

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Images and object rendering

13:30 - 14:45 Keyboard navigation of documents and alternative views

14:45 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 16:30 Table orientation, rendering and navigation

16:30 - 17:30 Frame orientation, rendering and navigation

Monday October 26, 1998

9:00 - 10:30 Dynamic HTML event identification and emulation

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:30 Dynamic HTML event identification and emulation

11:30 - 12:00 Document Object Model (DOM) and compatibility with third party assistive technology

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 DOM and compatibility with third party assistive technology

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:00 Visibility of accessibility features and documentation issues

16:00 - 16:45 SMIL and MathML user agent accessibility

16:45 - 17:00 Statement and review of action items for working draft and working group

Preparation: Drafts for Review

Judy Brewer, Daniel Dardailler

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