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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:  October 2, 1998, (Brewer)


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.

Registration extended to Friday, October 9, 1998, 17:00 US EDT.



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."

Hotel Sofitel
Phone: 612-835-1900
Fax: 612-835-2696
5601 W. 78th St.
Bloomington, MN 55439
Rate: $109/night
Room Block: "W3C/WAI"

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:


NOTE: This agenda is 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

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast

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 CSS1 and CSS2 compatibility

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Images, objects and alternative views

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 17:30 Keyboard navigation of documents

Monday October 26, 1998

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 Table rendering and navigation

10:00 - 10:30 Visibility of accessibility features and documentation issues

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Frame navigation and orientation

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 DOM and compatibility with third party assistive technology

14:30 - 15:00 SMIL user agent accessibility

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:00 MathML user agent accessibility

16:00 - 16:30 Statement and review of action items for working draft and working group

Preparation: Drafts for Review

Judy Brewer, Daniel Dardailler

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