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EOWG Deliverables Planning

The most recent information on EOWG deliverables is on the EOWG home page.

Outdated info

This page lists planned and potential deliverables of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG). Completed EOWG deliverables and other WAI deliverables are listed on the WAI Resources page. Please note:

Active Projects:

  1. Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility (wiki for Easy Checks)
  2. Tutorials (Application Notes/Tutorials Analysis developing under WAI-ACT Project)
  3. Polishing and promoting ATAG, promoting Components & ATAG wiki page
  4. Promotions listed in EOWG wiki
  5. Engaging folks in WAI work

Contributing to:

Pending:

  1. Policies Relating to Web Accessibility update, Planning Updates to Policies
    Status: on hold pending Director action.
  2. Using BAD (Before-After Demo) for Training
    Status: on hold pending WG availability.
  3. Education and training big picture
    Status: on hold pending Editor and WG availability.
  4. Start with Accessibility
    Status: on hold pending coordination with Shadi & WAI-ACT project.
  5. Web Accessibility and Older People - consider revising to clarify age-related disabilities directly addressed by 'accessibility' (other issues, such as inexperience & old technology, in broader consideration)
    Status: will consider in 2013 Q4
  6. WAI-AGE project:
  7. Presentation material:
  8. New QuickTips, WAI Flyer, and other physical/hardcopy material (Analysis/Requirements for physical materials)

Planned and Potential Deliverables for 2014-2016

Current and recent EOWG work:

Notes for this list:

Additional Work for Consideration

Existing Deliverables to be Updated or Expanded

  1. How to Meet WCAG 2.0 (Quick Reference) revision
  2. Business Case - [done?: update to more thoroughly include mobile issues.] add more pointers to Appendix.
  3. Update coverage of IndieUI and WAI-ARIA in relevant documents, including perhaps Essential Components of Web Accessibility
  4. WAI Web site redesign - add translations. update to align with W3C redesign.
  5. About WAI info (mission and organization, overview slides)
  6. Participating in WAI
  7. Handouts
  8. Essential Components of Web Accessibility (Requirements and changelog for components)
  9. old WART along with Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites

Possible New Deliverables

  1. New doors to WAI resources
  2. Material for newbies and SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises), such as:
    • WCAG 2.0 Basic/101?/on-the-street (consider relationship with Quick Reference/How to Meet, Quick Tips/WCAG 2.0 at a Glance)
  3. Usability-Accessibility document (Analysis/Requirements) Status: completed draft. on hold pending editor availability.
  4. What you can expect from an [accessible | WCAG-compliant] website (working title)
  5. Mini-tutorials / presentation materials
    1. ? standards harmonization
    2. ? implementing WAI-ARIA
    3. ? developing a business case for web accessibility for your organization
    4. ? how to respond to organizations with inaccessible Web sites
    5. ? how to promote Web accessibility in your organization or community
    6. ? how to retrofit Web sites for accessibility
    7. ? how to evaluate and monitor Web sites for accessibility
  6. Web Accessibility FAQ &/or WAI General FAQ
  7. Personas
Update quarterly or as needed

Items in this section should be reviewed and updated quarterly or when new information is available.

Wishlist / Parking Lot

EOWG would also like to address the following deliverables, however they are much lower priority. They may be taken up by EOWG based on editor and Working Group availability.

  1. Myth Busting
    1. Guidelines not sufficient for Accessibility [brainstorm, prioritize; possibly develop, review and revise, copyedit]
    2. Why text-only is not a good solution for accessibility [brainstorm, prioritize; possibly develop, review and revise, copyedit]
    3. Possibly add to Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization
  2. Business Case for Authoring Tool Accessibility [complete edits, copyedit]
  3. Glossary [TF] [coordinate with other WAI groups] (+ coordination)
  4. Submitting sites that meet WCAG 2.0
  5. Curriculum for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 [brainstorm, start development]
  6. Selecting Accessibility Consultants (working title only) [prioritize; possibly develop, review and revise, copyedit]
  7. Promoting Web Accessibility [UMTF] and other education and outreach materials for people with disabilities
  8. Alternative Web Browsing [revise, update, integrate into evaluation resource suite] - potential wiki content
  9. How WAI guidelines relate to other standards, e.g., ISO, CEN, Section 508
  10. Web accessibility for kids

Completed Deliverables

Deliverables that EOWG has completed are listed below — most are current, some require ongoing maintenance, some need significant updating, and a few have been superseded.

Deliverables topics below:

Guidelines/Standards Support

  1. WCAG Overview
  2. ATAG Overview
  3. UAAG Overview
  4. EARL Overview
  5. WAI-ARIA Overview
  6. Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents
  7. How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute

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Getting Started with Web Accessibility

Accessibility Basics:

  1. Accessibility - W3C W3C page; Introduction to Web Accessibility
  2. Essential Components of Web Accessibility
  3. Business Case: Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization (subpages: Social Factors, Technical Factors, Financial Factors, Legal & Policy Factors, Resources for Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization, Case Study of Accessibility Benefits: Legal & General Group (L&G), Case Study of Accessibility Benefits: Tesco, A Cautionary Tale of Inaccessibility: Target Corporation, A Cautionary Tale of Inaccessibility: Sydney Olympics Website)

For People who Use the Web:

  1. Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer (related to Alternative Web Browsing (outdated))
  2. Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites

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Designing for Inclusion

  1. How People with Disabilities Use the Web (subpages: Stories of Web Users, Diversity of Web Users, Web Browsing Innovations, Accessibility Principles)
  2. Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users
    1. Developing Websites for Older People: How Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Applies
    2. Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review - Working Draft; Overview of "Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review"
  3. Mobile Accessibility
    1. Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices
    2. Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities
    3. Relationship between Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) technical report

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Planning and Managing Web Accessibility

Policy Resources:

  1. Why Standards Harmonization is Essential to Web Accessibility
  2. International Policies Relating to Web Accessibility
  3. Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility

Managing Web Accessibility:

  1. Strategic Planning for Web Accessibility: Guidance for Developing a Plan for Your Organization or Project (formerly Implementation Plan for Web Accessibility)
  2. Improving the Accessibility of Your Website
  3. Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility
  4. Selecting and Using Authoring Tools for Web Accessibility

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Evaluating Web Accessibility Overview

  1. Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility
  2. WCAG-EM Overview: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology
  3. WCAG-EM Report Tool: Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator different format
  4. Involving Users in Web Accessibility Evaluation
  5. Evaluation Approaches for Specific Contexts
  6. Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List
  7. Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
  8. Using Combined Expertise to Evaluate Web Accessibility
  9. Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports

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Web Accessibility Tutorials and Presentations

  1. Web Accessibility Tutorials different format
  2. Before and After Demonstration (BAD): Improving a Web site using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
  3. How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All
  4. Developing Web Accessibility Presentations and Training (subpages: Accessibility Topics, Presentation Outlines, Workshop Outline
  5. Web Accessibility Presentations: Web Accessibility is Smart Business, Overview of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Slides, Components of Web Accessibility, About WCAG 2.0 Presentation, Benefits of WCAG 2, Using WCAG 2, Web Accessibility for Older Users, WAI-AGE Report, Web Accessibility is Smart Business
  6. Handouts and WAI flyer, original Flyer content (en)
  7. Training: Best Practices Training Exchange Workshops — July 2004, Paris, France: Best Practices Training Exchange Workshop; February 2004, Madrid, Spain: Best Practices Training Exchange Workshop; September 2003, Dublin: Web Accessibility Evaluation Exchange; July 18 2003, Palo Alto: Web Accessibility Training and Exchange, and July 17 2003, Palo Alto: Web Accessibility Training

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Getting Involved with WAI

  1. Using WAI Material
  2. Participating in WAI
  3. Getting WAI Announcements, About RSS, WAI Highlights
  4. About WAI, Translating WAI Documents, Contacting WAI, Sponsoring WAI, WAI Projects: WAI-DEV Project Reference, WAI-ACT Project Reference, WAI-AGE Project Reference, WAI-TIES Project Reference, WAI-DA (IST 13470) Project Reference Guide different format, WAI-DE / WAI-TIDE Final report different format
  5. WAI Groups, Group Task Forces

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Other

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