19 - 20 March 2011 Face to Face Meeting of the HTML Accessibility Task Force

Sponsored by Microsoft.


Participation is open to participants of the HTML accessibility task force.

A teleconference bridge will be available for remote participation. Dial +1.617.761.6200. The primary conference code is 2119; a secondary conference code is available for breakout sessions using 21192.

Minutes will be taken in an IRC channel. Use irc.w3.org:6665 on channel #html-a11y. The media break-out group should use IRC channel #media.


Please use the web-based registration survey to indicate if you will attend. Please register by 4 March 2011.


Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
GEO: 32.709331;-117.168447

Room: Del Mar AB.

This is the hotel at which the CSUN Conference on Technology & Perons with Disabilities is held.


The meeting hotel is located three miles from San Diego International Airport. Taxi and shuttle options are available from the airport. Public transportation is available to the Amtrak Train Station on Flyer Route 992.

The Amtrak Train Station is 5 blocks from hotel. Regional train service is available to this station.


The meeting hotel is available, and you may be able to obtain the CSUN conference rate.

There are a large number of other hotels in the area, in a variety of price ranges. Use your preferred travel planner tool to select one.




All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). Remote participants, use the time zone converter to find your local time. Leaders for each session are indicated in brackets.

Note that according the the timeline 22 March is the deadline for counter-proposals. During break-out sessions, please focus on creating any Change Proposals needed to make this deadline.

The day is organized into two parallel sessions.

  1. Session A is for plenary topics, and sessions for any group except media. This uses teleconference code 2119, and IRC channel #html-a11y.
  2. Session B is for the media session. This uses teleconference code 21192, and IRC channel #media. When the topic at a given slot is blank, join the main session activity.

The following sessions are planned:

Saturday, 19 March

Time Session A Session B
8:30 am Introduction, Logistics  
9:00 am Text alternatives  
10:30 am Break  
10:45 am ARIA Lexical Processing Media
12:30 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Canvas Media
3:30 pm Break  
3:45 pm Review of open issues and bugs Media
6:00 pm Adjourn  

Sunday, 20 March

Time Session A Session B
9:00 am Demos  
9:30 am

Review status from previous day

  • Summary of yesterday
  • Review HTML-ISSUE-147 with media sub-group
  • Drag and drop
10:00 am Text alternatives  
10:30 am Break  
10:45 am ARIA Integration Media
12:30 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Keyboard Access Media
3:00 pm Break  
3:15 pm HTML WG Process and Timeline Review  
3:45 pm Workshop: How to Write a Good Change Proposal  
5:30 pm Wrap-up  
6:00 pm Adjourn