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Re: comments on Mobile Accessibility call

From: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:35:26 +0100
Message-ID: <CALf9uGCjtHfgRsv-51Jp+UJ+UhSf_iozuiKaj4910tqw-SBksQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>, Simon Harper <Simon.Harper@manchester.ac.uk>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
I recently added MWABP to the Mobile wiki page and soon after removed
it. I know Mobile Web Apps are popular now (and paying my salary :)
but I don't really know of much of, if any, published research on
Accessible Mobile Web Apps in relation to Web standards. Though
perhaps new topics are what this symposium is about / can include?

My only fear was that by adding MWABP we'd loose the focus on content
(WCAG) which seamed to be what the mentioned guidelines set the scope
for. My assumption was that we'd have a separate symposium to tackle
applications (WAI-ARIA/MWABP..) later on. Though perhaps this was a
wrong assumption?


On 22 March 2012 17:44, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
> Shawn Henry wrote:
>> I also think it would be good to have a short, strong, clear
>> introduction for the main page (which we will also use for the
>> announcements). There is some text in the beginning of
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/wiki/Mobile_Accessibility_Call that I suggest
>> be refined to be cleaner and included in the main page.
> I agree. The intro paragraph focusses on "Web pages". Isn't it a case that
> the current mobile web goes beyond this into Web apps, bespoke Apps (whether
> Android or IOS) and so on. Also they are used for mail, games - anyway.
> How about:
> "The current explosion in Mobile device use to access to a broad range of
> web content, and apps has resulted in the Mobile Web being not only as a
> secondary means of accessing the web in conjunction with a laptop or desktop
> machine but in some countries - the main platform."
> or similar.
> Josh
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