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WAI site TF Work Statement

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Work Statement

The WAI Site Task Force of EOWG ("Task Force") operates under the EOWG charter.

Status

This Work Statement was approved by the Education & Outreach Working Group.

Objectives

The objective of the Task Force is to redesign the WAI website, according to the guidance of the EOWG and carefully coordinating with WAI and W3C people, including coordination with WCAG TA Project work to improve discoverability and integration of WCAG 2.0-related resources.

Scope

Due to time constraints, the Task Force envisions this work in two phases. The second phase will focus on content. The remainder of this document is confined to the first phase of work.

  • Creating a completely new visual design.
  • Overhauling the information architecture, including the navigation.
  • Implementing best practices to be an inspiring model for accessibility, usability, and use of W3C standards.

Website sections in scope:

  • Primary focus: Active resource pages with a URL that begins with www.w3.org/WAI/ (most of those listed in the site map without a TR icon (tr.png)).
  • Group pages: The Working Group, Interest Group, Task Force, and related pages (under WAI Groups) may be in scope or not depending on future W3C website decisions.

Out of scope:

  • All pages under www.w3.org/TR/ (such as WCAG, ATAG, ARIA, etc...)
  • Rewriting or adding new content - although EOWG may be doing some content editing separate from this Task Force work, and it may be included in a later Work Statement for a second phase of Task Force work.

For additional information, see the main WAI Website Redesign page, which links to the WAI Site Redesign Goals.

Deliverables

The task force is planning a range of deliverables. These will culminate in:

  1. Information architecture and navigation design
  2. Template pages with new visual design, including mark-up, CSS, etc.

Milestones

  • Determine existing and future UI Components
  • Visual Design
  • Information Architecture and Navigation Design
  • HTML/CSS Templates

Tasks and milestones will be managed through GitHub.

The goal is to launch in the first quarter of 2017.

Communication

WAI Site Task Force of EOWG communications are publicly visible. Communications will be coordinated between the Task Force facilitators, the W3C Team Contacts, and the EOWG Chairs. Communication mechanisms for the Task Force include:

  • WAI Site Task Force mailing list <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org> and archives
  • weekly Task Force teleconferences, and teleconference minutes
  • monthly Task Force reporting in EOWG teleconferences
  • periodic reporting to the WAI Coordination Call (WAI CC)
  • WAI Web Site Redesign Project wiki page

Additionally, WAI Web Site Redesign Basecamp is being used for preliminary project coordination. All pertinent information will be available publicly without login (in GitHub, wiki pages, WAI pages, or other) and access to the Basecamp will be provided on request.

Participation

Task Force participants must be participants of the EOWG, and must actively contribute to the work of the Task Force, including:

  • minimum 2 hours per week of Task Force work
  • remain current on the Task Force mailing list and respond in a timely manner to postings on Task Force mailing list
  • participate in Task Force telephone meetings
  • assist in completing Task Force deliverables

Team Leadership

Initial Task Force co-facilitators are James Green and Anna Belle Leiserson.
Initial W3C Team Contacts are Eric Eggert and Shawn Henry.

Participants

Initial Task Force participants are:

  • Eric Eggert
  • James Green
  • Shawn Henry
  • Susan Hewitt
  • Laura Keen
  • Anna Belle Leiserson
  • Sharron Rush
  • Caleb Watson
  • EOWG Chair Guide - Brent Bakken (not official participant)