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From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 15:41:11 -0600
Message-ID: <420931F7.9040506@w3.org>
To: public-wai-eo-site@w3.org

Based on feedback from heuristic reviews, I made the following additional changes in the prototype (http://www.w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/):

* changed static navigation links to:
	- WAI Translations
	- Contacting WAI
	- WAI Site Help
	- WAI Site Map
	- W3C Search
specific question: WAI Site Help & WAI Site Map too similar? What about something like, "Help on WAI Site"

* bumped "Guidelines & Techniques" up a level, so top level is now:
	- Getting Started
	- About WAI
	- Guidelines & Techniques
	- Supporting Resources
	- WAI Groups
to see previous IA, see http://www.w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/sitemap.html (which i will change tomorrow, Wed)

specific question: can you remember any of the card sorting, usability testing, or other work you did? if so, how do you think this change fits with your findings?

PLEASE COMMENT ASAP. I will send a review version of the prototype to the W3C Team WEDNESDAY mid-day.

Best,

~ Shawn


Shawn Henry wrote:
> 
> notes from yesterday's meeting are below.
> the irc log is at: http://www.w3.org/2005/02/07-wstf-irc.html & 
> http://www.w3.org/2005/02/08-wstf-irc.html
> 
>> 1. see how translations fit in
>> - http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/intro/accessibility.php#related
>> - http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/References/QuickTips/Overview.php#related
>> - decouple with related pages?
> 
> 
> decision: separate Translations & Related Pages into their own sections
> 
>> 2. revisit location of related pages
>> - separate section under page contents ? (e.g.,
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/components) pro: if landed on wrong page
> 
> 
> option: related links in a section at the top, under page contents
> pro - related items are available without scrolling or clicking (in page 
> link)
> pro - helpful if someone is on the "wrong" page, can see other page 
> without scrolling or clicking (in page link)
> con - clutters up the top of the page. increases cognitive load
> 
> option: related links at the bottom (with in page link at top that jumps 
> down to it)
> pro - simplifies the info above the fold, limits clutter, decreases 
> congnitive load to process infomation above the fold
> con - if the related pages are important, they are more likely to be 
> missed at the bottom
> 
> notes:
> - question: How many times will the related documents be in or outside 
> of that level of the IA that you are currently on?
> - if put the related pages at the top, could set "rules" to limit them 
> to pages not already visible in the navigation
> 
>> 3. discuss navigation interaction
>> - current page clickable, to parent?
> 
> 
> agreement: no way
> 
>> 4. W3C Search issues
>> - set aside from others?
>> - other temp solution issues?
> 
> 
> put at bottom
> 
>> 5. changes in short names
>> - How People Use the Web > How People with Disabilities Use the Web
> 
> good
> 
>> - Quick Tips to Make Accessible > Quick Tips to Make Accessible Sites
> 
> good
> 
>> - WAI Groups > WAI Working Groups???
> 
> unnecessary. primary target for this link is not newbies
> 
>> - About the WAI Site > ???
>> (see unrevised drafts: http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/site.html, 
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/usingsite.html)
> 
> try Site Help
> 
>> - Interdependent Components > ???
> 
> perhaps: How the Parts of Web Accessibility Work Together
> action: shawn send brainstorms to EOWG list
> 
>> 6. task, "How do I make [forms, tables, etc.] accessible" - 
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/html-techs.html
> 
> 
> - justin concerned WCAG 1.0 HTML Techs too old. checking into.
> 
> 
>> Shawn Henry wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> WAI Site Task Force of EOWG (WSTF) Ad-Hoc Meeting 7 February 2005
>>>
>>> Time:    6:00pm-8:00pm US Eastern Time, for other time zones see:
>>>         http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
>>> Bridge:    +1.617.761.6200,     conference code 9783# (WSTF#)
>>> IRC:    channel: #wstf
>>>     server: irc.w3.org
>>>     port: 6665
>>>
>>> Please plan to be on IRC if at all possible.
>>>
>>> Redesign project page: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2003/redesign.html
>>>
>>> Latest prototype: http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/
>>> IMPORTANT: status of above prototype:
>>> * information architecture (IA) and layout: pretty much done
>>> * visual design: close, but still needs significant tweaking
>>> * markup: a total mess
>>> * wai logo: just a placeholder
>>> * links: many broken, to see which ones work, see:
>>>    http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/sitemap
>>> Specific questions for discussion coming soon...
>>>
>>>
>>> ===
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>>
>>
> 
> 
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