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11-12 October 1999 Face-to-Face Meeting of the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at Microsoft

Meeting information:


Members of the working group (including invited experts) are expected to participate in face-to-face meetings. The Chair may allow additional participants for liaison purposes. If you would like to attend but do not have resources readily available to do so, please contact the Chair.


The deadline for registration is 24 September 1999

Register via the registration page. Find out who has registered The minutes will list the people who actually attended.

Venue, Meals, Accommodations, Transportation



Microsoft Corporation/Building 30
9310 163rd Ave N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052


We will be having a continental breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments provided by Microsoft both days. There will be an evening meal on Monday evening, graciously sponsored by Microsoft.

Hotel Accommodations

The recommended hotel is:

DoubleTree Hotel
300/112th Avenue Southeast
Bellevue, Washington
425-455 1300
Discount rate: $149.00
Reserve rooms by: 1 October 1999
Meeting Code: WAI User Agent Meeting/Microsoft

There are 15 rooms reserved there for the nights of October 10, 11, and 12.


Transportation to/from hotel and airport

Transportation to/from hotel and Microsoft

Gray Line (Accessible Coach)

Pick up from the Doubletree at 8:00 AM and will drop off in front of building 30.
Pick up from Building 30 at 5:30 PM and will drop off at Third Floor Fish Cafe in Kirkland
Leave at 8:00 PM from Third Floor Fish Cafe and will drop off at the Doubletree
Pick up from the Doubletree at 8:00 AM and will drop off in front of building 30.
Pick up from Building 30 at 5:30 PM and will drop off at the Doubletree.


From South of Bellevue and Bellevue:

Take 405 North to 520 East
Take the NE 51st Street exit
Right at the end of the ramp
Right onto 156th Ave NE
Left on 36th Way
This will put you on main campus
Directions to all the buildings are at all the stop signs

Word format Map of the MS Campus.


Agenda (preliminary)

Monday, 11 October

8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 Preliminaries

8:40 - 9:15 Document organization, definitions and background information

9:15 - 10:15 Conformance and sub-grouping of checkpoints

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:15 General Input/output device independence and keyboard access

11:15 - 12:00 User control and preferences of document rendering

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 Navigation and orientation to active elements

14:00 - 15:00 Navigation and orientation to document content

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:00 Navigation and orientation to tables and frames

16:00 - 16:45 Navigation and orientation to Applets, Objects and Scripts

16:45 - 17:30 Navigation and orientation between documents and views

18:30 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Tuesday October 12, 1999

8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Configuration and user profiles

9:00 - 9:30 Accessibility of Documentation

9:30 - 10:00 Use of operating system accessibility conventions

1. Compatibility with OS specific accessibility features and flags

2. Use of OS specific accessibility APIs

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 10:45 Uses of standard interfaces for exposing document information

10:45 - 11:30 W3C Technical Recommendation Compatibility Issues

11:30 - 12:00 W3C WAI Dependency Issues

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Review of checkpoint priority ratings and sub grouping

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 15:00 Statement and review of action items for working draft and working group

15:00 - 15:15 Discussion of next UA face to face meeting time and location

15:15 Adjourn meeting


Meeting not yet held.