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EOWG Minutes 16 July 2004 Meeting

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Meeting Summary




Outreach Updates

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Intro Pages

Background (from agenda):

discuss issues sent to list per:


All issues sent to the list are reproduced in the Suplementary Agenda

1. Introduction to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)


2. Introduction to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Overview Slide Show


What is the WAI Overview Slide Show

How to use the HTML slide show.

The current wording

3. Introduction to Notes on Accessibility Features of W3C Technologies


In the navigation bar, the parts "contents" and "documents" could be headings (like h2). In this version, it is not clear when the note ends and if the "documents" section is a section as itself or if it still belongs to the note.

The navigation links in contents which are anchors do not have the same text as the heading they lead to, which seems to me to be confusing.
Example: the anchor link "About W3C Technologies" leads to "Accessibility of W3C Technologies"
Developers leads to "Who develops these Notes".

Suggestion: change text of link "About W3C Technologies" in "Accessibility of W3C Technologies".
Change link text: "developers" in "Who develops these Notes".

Some anchor links do not work properly such as: "references", "scalable
vector graphics".

In section : "Accessibility of W3C Technologies" at the end of first
paragraph the link [1] does not work. What is it for?

Section "Accessibility Features of scalable vector graphics". First

a) The current wording: "SVG is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) application for producing Web graphics which offers a number of features to make graphics on the Web more accessible than is currently possible, to a wider group of users.
b) Concerns with current wording: sentence is too long and not clear to me.
c) Suggestion: I don't have suggestions.

Next sentence:
a) current wording: "Users who benefit include users with low vision, color
blind or blind users, and users of assistive technologies."

b) Concerns : not homogeneous as we talk from users with low vision, then
color blind or blind users. Those also use assistive technologies.

c) suggestions for revision:
Users who benefit include low vision users (or visually impaired users), color blind or blind users, and other users of assistive technologies.
or: Users who benefit include users with low vision, with color blindness or blindness, and other users of assistive technologies."

d) Reasons for the revision: it assumes that visually impaired users, color blind and blind users do not use assistive technologies

Suggestions for revision
When this document gets a copy edit about half the commas ought to be deleted

Concerns with the current wording
The tone of this document is different from the other two (Intro to Overview Slides, Intro to WCAG). I mention this as a concern only if the WG is aiming for a close consistency of tone across the intro document suite. The subject matter of this page is more technical than the others and the tone may be appropriate.
- Suggestions for revision
None. I don't have a feel for how strongly the WG wants consistency of tone maintained. This will always be a challenge when different editors are making contributions.

ACTION - Where does XML accessibility sit? Here or elsewhere? (BH)

4. Introduction to the W3C Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

ATAG - http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/sketchpad/atag

Participating in WAI, minor revisions

Background (from agenda):


no discussion today - held over

Contacting WAI, minor revisions

Background (from agenda):


no discussion today - held over

Next Meeting

23 July 2004

Last updated on $Date: 2005/08/18 14:20:00 $ by $Author: jthorp $