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Re: Draft RDIG Charter for review and comment

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 01:39:23 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>, public-wai-rd@w3.org

At 09:58 PM 5/12/2004 +0200, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>OK as is, but suggest the following changes in the group's practice, which 
>could be reflected by changes to the charter:
>This charter seems reasonable, but experience shows that it is hard to 
>plan and schedule the teleconference events. It is not clear that anything 
>will change in this regard.

The scheduling difficulties are most likely tied to current resource 
levels, which may change.

>Perhaps a renewed focus on using the mailing list, and on closer 
>integration with other WAI groups, would be more appropriate as a way of 
>stimulating activity, and exchange of information. I don't know if that 
>needs any particular change in the charter.
>I am not so clear about the role of a document on incoroporating 
>accessibility in research. Beyond the fact that any decent research into 
>human factors should be incorporating disability as a factor (along the 
>same lines as medical research needs to include people from both genders 
>if the plan is to unleash the results on both genders), it seems very 
>difficult to write a general document about how to include disability 
>factors. Moreover, it seems something that the EO group is better 
>qualified to do.

EOWG could collaborate on such a resource but RDIG is the group in the 
position to accumulate observations, after a sequence of teleconference 
events, about how research projects may respond to guidance on inclusion of 
accessibility considerations. It is possible that such a resource is under 
development elsewhere but various researchers have expressed interest in 
having such a resource available.

- Judy

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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