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Face-to-face Meeting -- WAI Authoring Tools Working Group

Dates:  Monday - Tuesday 1-2 March 1999
Location:  Lotus, Cambridge, Mass, USA Contacts:
Jutta Treviranus, WAI AU WG Chair (Jutta.Treviranus@utoronto.ca)
Charles McCathieNevile, WAI AU WG Staff Contact(charles@w3.org)
Judy Brewer, WAI Domain Leader (jbrewer@w3.org)

Last updated:  March 4, 1999


Attendance is limited to participants of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Authoring Tools Working Group (AU WG) who have pre-registered for the meeting. Participants must also have prepared for the meeting by reading background materials and taking part in the discussion on the group email list as specified below.

It will be a two day technical meeting focusing only the WAI Authoring Tools Guidelines. This meeting will be an important opportunity to identify and resolve major issues early in the drafting process. This will allow the milestones of the group to be reached, which is essential for producing the deliverables on time.

If you have questions about participation please contact the AU Working Group Chair or the W3C contacts (listed above).

Registration will be available between 9:00 US EDT (GMT-0500) Monday 11 January and 17:00 US EDT (GMT-0500) Friday 19 February


Lotus Development Corporation

1 Charles Park
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone + 617 577 8500
Fax+ 617 693 2433
Customer Service + 1 800 782 7876


Sonesta Hotel

            5 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02142,
            phone: +1-617-491-3600
            MIT rate: $139 plus tax.
            Within walking distance of Lotus
            Room Block is under "W3C"
            Room Block is available between Monday 11 January and Friday 12 February

Travel note:

Nearest airport is Logan International Airport, Boston (short taxi ride)

Agenda (Draft)

Monday 1 March 1999

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Introduction of participants.
9:00 - 9:30 Review of Agenda and Issues already raised.
9:30 - 10:30 Review of Document Structure and Scope
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Discussion of issues - relationship with other guidelines
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Review of current tools - current problems, current strategies and solutions.
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Discussion of issues - Generation of Accessible content
19:30 Dinner
There is not a formal conference dinner but by informal arrangement a restaurant will be selected where participants can have a meal together.

Tuesday 2 March 1999

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 Discussion of issues - User Interface
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Discussion of Issues - Promoting Accessibility
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Discussion of Issues
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30 Discussion of issues - 'Thorny' issues arising in meeting.
16:30 - 17:00 Procedures for meetings, teleconferences, and email list.
schedule for teleconferences
17:00 - 17:15 Review of meeting resolutions and close.


Participants are expected to identify areas of concern and briefly outline those concerns by email to the working group list in the week before the meeting.

Participants are also expected to review the following documents during the week before the meeting. Note that most of these are works in progress and that the documents are changing over time.

Charles McCathieNevile, Jutta Treviranus

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