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Re: Pre-call for Mobile Symposium

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:51:32 +0000
Message-ID: <4F579214.4080600@manchester.ac.uk>
To: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
CC: public-wai-rd@w3.org
Hi Jeanne,

Thanks for these comments - we discussed this OK the telcon and have 
come up with different wording but one that was acceptable to us all.

' How existing WAI guidelines <http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html> 
cover mobile accessibility and what additional guidance is needed. What 
coverage can additional WCAG 2.0 Techniques provide?'



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Simon Harper

University of Manchester (UK)
Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group

On 01/03/2012 00:02, Jeanne Spellman wrote:
> How do you envision how a research paper would cover discussion
> of #2 - How do existing WAI guidelines cover mobile accessibility?  I
> was looking at it imagining that I would speak on that topic, and didn't
> see how it met the research abstract guidance (e.g. problem trying to
> solve, how it was addressed). That topic seems more reporting on the
> state of things -- important to the conference, but hard to follow the
> template for submissions requirement for a problem statement.
> I think the difficulty is the way the topic is phrased. It is the only 
> topic that is phrased as a question.
> <quote>
> In brief, the following three topics will be the focus of this symposium:
>     The technical challenges in terms of API, platform, browser, and
> web content accessibility;
>     How do existing WAI guidelines cover mobile accessibility issues
> and what additional guidance, if any, is needed, such as techniques;
>     New interaction models such as touch interfaces and their
> accessibility.
> </quote>
> I think if the topic were rephrased to something like:
> "The coverage of mobile accessibility issues by existing WAI guidelines
> and any additional guidance or support information needed. "
> When I look at the question that way, I think "the problem is that we
> don't know what guidance is available and where the gaps are."
> Now, I think I could write a paper on THAT problem.  :)
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