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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Working Group Meeting
1st and 2nd July 2003 Venice, ITALY

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Meeting hosted by International Webmasters Association / HTML Writers Guild (IWA-HWG).


Participation is open to members in good standing of W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG), and to individuals interested in participating in and contributing to the efforts of the WCAG WG. Any participants not already members of the WCAG WG should read the WCAG WG Charter and the how to join page, and send the requested information to the WCAG WG Chair and staff contact.

The focus of this meeting is to advance the WCAG 2.0 documents. We welcome people who are engaged in developing Web content but who are not involved in the WCAG WG. However, we request that they familiarize themselves with and be interested in coordinating their efforts with WCAG WG.


Pre-registration is required of everyone attending the WCAG WG meeting on 1st and 2nd July 2003. Registration ends 24 June 2003.


A continental breakfast will  be provided directly in the hotel breakfast room or in the hotel garden from 8:00-9:00 each morning.

Tuesday, 1st July 2003

Wednesday, 2nd July 2003

Required reading


All meetings are in Venice-Lido island at the "La Meridiana" Hotel.


"La Meridiana" Hotel, where the conference is hosted, will honor the discounted conference rate until June 10th, 2003, provided there are rooms available. When making reservations refer to W3C  WCAG F2F, organized by IWA/HWG. The hotel advises Wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments to request a room on the first floor. Contact Wendy Chisholm if you have any questions.

"La Meridiana" Hotel *** (meeting location)
Via Lepanto, 45
30126 Lido di Venezia (VE)
+39-041-5260343 (V)
+39-041-6250 (Fax)
E-Mail: info@lameridiana.com
Web site: http://www.hotelmeridiana.com 
Rooms: Euro 50,00 discounted conference rate, single occupancy or Euro 75,00  for double occupancy.

Additional hotels are available in the Venice-Lido area but without the special meeting discount.


From Marco Polo Airport take the free shuttle to the boat pier. The shuttle should be available from outside the airport doors. From the boat pier you have two options:

  1. The Alilaguna Boat to Lido (about 50 minutes and 10 Euro). More information about Alilaguna. You can buy your ticket at the Alilaguna ticket booth in the Arrivals area of the airport.
  2. A water taxi directly to the hotel (about 30 minutes and 70 Euro). More information about the Vaporetto.

More information about the Marco Polo Airport.

From Treviso Airoport take the Bus to Venice Pz.le Roma and take the boat line 51 from Pz.le Roma to Lido (about 30 min).
When you arrive to Venice-Lido, you will reach the "La Meridiana" Hotel by taxi in 3-5 minutes.

More information about how to reach the hotel are available in the hotel web site.


$Date: 2003/11/03 20:14:13 $ Wendy Chisholm, Roberto Scano