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EOWG Minutes 30 January 2004 Meeting

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Meeting Summary and Action Items


agenda in e-mail list archives: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0050.html



Outreach Updates

HBj: we hear that WCAG is difficult to understand which does not help shawn, you wanted to say that I think one issue is an easy getting started...

SLH: newbies are hit by the overwhelming guidelines, we need an easy getting started resources

CS: 508 has an easier checklist, we might need to do work there too

HB: evaluation and repair tools might support understanding and implementing accessibility

JB: my hope is that authoring tools provide enought quality to not need these tools

Brief review of EOWG Deliverables page updates from last meeting

Background (from agenda):



HBj: to whom should policy and event updates go to?

JB: submitions are listed on each page

JB: shawn is involved in the policy updates

JB: events update were not very active, we are looking into ways to reinitiate it

JB: if anyone is interested in helping maintain the events page, please let me know

??: at first i got confused by the word "complete" mistook it for a verb

HB: suggests "to complete"

HB: some broken links!

[page reviewed, minor comments, page approved]

ACTION: JB will incorporate minor comments

Suggestion/discussion for how to structure editing comments on EOWG list

Background (from agenda):

  1. identify which part of document one is commenting on
  2. identify the question or concern one is trying to address
  3. propose language to address the concern


JB: trying to think of a process for managing parallel issues

[discussion about editorial conventions]

JB: how about shawn and i send in some examples?


ACTION: JB and SLH will provide some examples

Presenting the Case for Web Accessibility: Social Factors

Background (from agenda):

Please read comments to EOWG list including those linked from Shawn's message http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0046.html


JB: start with the digital divide item, consider blossom's and charmane's comments to the list

[discussion of charmane's suggestions http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0056.html captured in changelog]

[discussion of sailesh's comments http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0043.html]

JB: don't focus on the words but on the overall concepts

SLH: i'm having trouble integrating these comments, need some help or maybe more discussions

JB: anyone up for adding a short and clear paragraph on equal opportunities?

BM: agree that it needs to be included, unsure how

CS: same thoughts

JB: i'd be up to giving it a try

ACTION: JB will try to weave in comments into a concise paragraph

[discussion of sailesh's comments http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0040.html]

[discussion of natasha's comments http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0049.html]

SLH: diffcult to discuss without her attendance

JB: i have some questions on that, will send them to the list

[discussion of andrew's comments http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004JanMar/0053.html]

AA: we have a list of groups of people who don't have permament disabilities but would still benefit from web accessibility

AA: we usually mention this in our to show added benefits, wondering if some of them should be added here

AA: temporary disabilities and novice computer users

SLH: these groups are surely important to include somewhere but does this really fall under social factors?

SLH: do temporary impairments impact the social aspects?

DS: at our company we had an example that demonstrates it can be

JB: one approach would be to enumerate these groups in a separate category or try to weave it into what we have

CC: i'm willing to write a paragraph and send it to the list

ACTION: CC will will draft a paragraph and send it to the list

Next Meeting

6 February 2004

Last updated on $Date: 2004/07/12 01:41:08 $ by $Author: shawn $

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