AGENDA: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Meeting

Date: Sunday, April 6, 1997
Schedule: Start 08:30 am with continental breakfast
Close 05:30 pm
Location: Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA
(nearby WWW6 Conference, 20 minute walk/5 minute
Contacts: Daniel Dardailler (danield@w3.org) and Jim Miller (jmiller@w3.org)

Intention/Goal: The intention of this meeting is to launch the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Project and International Program Office (IPO). The goal is also get feedback and validate our working model (IPO, Interest group, 3 W3C working groups, 5 activity areas, etc).

08:30 - 09:00 Arrival - Continental Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction: Jean Francois Abramatic, Chairman, W3C
09:15 - 09:30 Keynote Presentation:
Tom Kalil, Senior Director National Economic Council, White House
09:45 - 10:00 Project/International Program Office (IPO)
Jim Miller, Meeting Chair, W3C Technology and Society Domain Leader
10:00 - 10:15 Gary Strong, National Science Foundation (NSF)
10:15 - 10:30 Kate Seelman, Director, (NIDRR)
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
10:30 - 11:00 Break/Chat
11:00 - 12:30 Presentations by:
Mike Paciello, Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation (YRIF), US
Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director (via video)
Peter Bosher, Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), UK
Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace Research, US
Michael Sfyrakis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Murray Maloney, SoftQuad, Canada
12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
01:30 - 02:15 Presentations by:
Scott Isaacs, Microsoft Corporation, US
Earl Johnson, Sun Microsystems, US
T.V. Raman, Adobe, US
02:15 - 03:00 Panel for Q&A
Jean-Francois Abramatic, W3C Chairman
Daniel Dardailler, W3C Europe
Carl Cargill, Netscape Communications, US
Larry Goldberg, WGBH, US
Scott Isaacs, Microsoft Corporation, US
Murray Maloney, SoftQuad, Canada
Mike Paciello, Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation (YRIF), US
Tom Kalil, Senior Director National Economic Council, White House
03:00 - 04:30 Breakouts: Technology, Guidelines, and Education
Each breakout will concentrate on 3 topics:
  1. Dave Raggett, Technology: HTML, CSS extensions, HTTP negotiation, certification tools, and use of PICS.
  2. Gregg Vanderheiden, Guidelines: Existing guidelines for HTML authoring as well as the different levels of accessibility depending on the point of view. In addition, some of the style guide/usability guidelines will be addressed.
  3. Mike Paciello, Education: Focus on what audience(s) we want to address, how to proceed, etc.
04:30 - 05:00 Plenary report (3 for 10 minutes each)
05:00 - 05:30 Charles Goldfarb, Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation, (YRIF)

Daniel Dardailler
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