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Charter 2013

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Mission

(moved to mission in draft charter 6)

Notes on Mission

Other drafts:

  1. The mission of EOWG is to develop strategies and resources to help make the web more accessible to people with disabilities, and promote implementation of WAI standards.
  2. The mission of EOWG is to develop strategies and resources to increase awareness, understanding, and implementation of web accessibility generally, and WAI standards specifically.
  3. The mission of EOWG is to work with W3C Working Groups and the broad web and disability communities to develop strategies and resources to increase awareness, understanding, and implementation of web accessibility generally, and WAI standards specifically.
  4. The mission of EOWG is to develop strategies, guidance, and resources to increase awareness, understanding, and implementation of web accessibility.

comments:

  • Previous mission: Previous Mission is under the h1 in Charter 5
  • [done] "is to develop strategies and resources to help make the web more accessible to people with disabilities" is too broad.{Shadi}
  • [done - drafted for EOWG consideration] maybe also add something about working with other WAI WGs in the mission. {Shadi}
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Summary

The mission of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) is to develop strategies and resources to promote awareness, understanding, and implementation of web accessibility. EOWG's mission includes supporting the work of other WAI Groups within the WAI International Program Office Activity and the WAI Technical Activity.

The mission and overall scope of EOWG is similar to the previous charter. For this charter period, the primary focus is shifted to: education and training; evaluation resources; community engagement; and lowering the learning curve for getting started with accessible design, development, evaluation, and project management.



Notes on Summary


Scope

(moved to scope in draft charter 6)

Notes on Scope

  • [done? we have "WAI Updates" under Deliverables below] In re. "Engaging with the broad web and disability communities about web accessibility and WAI work": I would love a "current awareness service" -- that is, something that is (1) authoritative, (2) reliable (i.e. you learn to trust that it will cover all the latest important news in its area) and (3) if possible issued regularly, e.g. bi-weekly. {Anna Belle}
  • [done? changed "promoting WAI's work on mobile accessibility, HTML5 accessibility, making dynamic web applications accessible, and other emerging areas" to "promoting WAI's work on mobile accessibility, HTML5, dynamic web applications, and other emerging areas" (Shawn thinks ""dynamic web applications accessibility"" is awkward)] Suggest "making dynamic web applications accessible" becomes "dynamic web applications accessibility" in keeping with the remander of the bullet items {Andrew}
    I like the shorter phrase - "accessibility" is mentioned often enough - I think folks will get the gist because of the context.
    BTW - I think the scope overall looks good. {Howard - May 2} {+1 Vicki}
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Deliverables

(moved to deliverables in draft charter 6)


Notes on Deliverables

  • [done] very pleased to see "Policies Relating to Web Accessibility" on the deliverables for updating - I regularly get asked about the situation in other countries {Andrew}{+1 Vicki}
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New deliverables

Things that we would or might want to do, but cannot commit to at this point, and thus probably want to add the EOWG Deliverables Planning page — or maybe list above with (potential)?:

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Other sections

  • [done] edit: "In addition to the Good Standing requirements in the W3C Process, EOWG participants in Good Standing must respond to e-mails sent to the EOWG mailing list and complete EOWG questionnaires in a timely manner." to be more broad (e.g., <Sylvie> What about adding something requiring to contribute to the wiki?) [see sylvie's suggestion below]

Milestones

Misc notes

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  • Text says: "EOWG participants in Good Standing must respond to e-mails sent to the EOWG mailing list and complete EOWG questionnaires in a timely manner."
    To be more broad (e.g., <Sylvie> What about adding something requiring to contribute to the wiki?)
    In order not to be too specific in talking about the wiki I propose following text:
    "EOWG participants in Good Standing must respond to e-mails sent to the EOWG mailing list, complete EOWG questionnaires in a timely manner and contribute to the document editing through collaborative tools." {Sylvie}