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Re: [important] group input on Easy-to-Read symposium

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:02:22 +0100
Message-ID: <50ADEA1E.2030300@w3.org>
To: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk
CC: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, Klaus Miesenberger <Klaus.Miesenberger@jku.at>, Andrea Petz <Andrea.Petz@jku.at>, Kerstin Matausch <Kerstin.Matausch@ki-i.at>
Hi Simon,

On 22.11.2012 09:14, Simon Harper wrote:
> Hi Shadi,
> let me take these in order:
> 1) looks good.

Thanks for reviewing.

> 2) I (and most of the group - all except Kerstin) want the normal
> system / I support this - if we have to limit attendees then we have
> no choice.

For future discussion: I think we should keep a smaller group but work 
more on recruiting a good crowd through advance notices etc. Shawn and 
Dave did a terrific job, and Klaus, Andrea, and Kerstin are doing that 
too. We should keep this up for future symposia as well.

> 3) I think this is an author issue, Klaus can we send the ones with
> coding errors back - this is how it's normally done at conferences as
> authors are the stakeholders with more invested than anyone else and
> so are more likely to do the work - and it is the editors
> responsibility to get them changed - Klaus this is how it works at
> ICCHP right?

Frankly, the issue is requesting authors, many of who are non-techies, 
to code HTML. Andrea has been cleaning up all the pages but for the 
future we need to improve our submission format and procedures to make 
these symposia (1) more inviting and (2) sustainable with less effort.

> 4) I think the chairs seem to have everything in hand and we have
> meeting next week only for these comments too.

Yes, I'm totally confident. But I'm sure they welcome any additional 
input from the group as well.


> Cheers
> Si.
> PS I check my email at 08:00 and 17:00 GMT. If you require a faster
> response please include the word 'fast' in the subject line.
> =======================
> Simon Harper
> http://simon.harper.name/about/card/
> University of Manchester (UK)
> Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group
> http://wel.cs.manchester.ac.uk
> On 21/11/12 08:02, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>> Dear Group and E2R symposium co-chairs,
>> In lieu of this week's meeting I'd like to get your input via
>> mail.
>> #1. Please review the updated symposium page and let us know any
>> thoughts you may have -- the symposium co-chairs are working on
>> the agenda section but otherwise it should be ready: -
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/easy-to-read/>
>> #2. Please share your thoughts on teleconferencing system -- The
>> setup for TC4R worked quite well but it is limited to ~50
>> participants (we had 40+ participants). There are benefits to allow
>> more participants but also drawbacks (more noise and chatter, less
>> focused discussion, more overhead to manage, ...), most
>> importantly, the other system we tried didn't have the same level
>> of quality -- we need to decide!
>> #3. Some of the listed papers have character-encoding bugs that
>> crept in during the QA process (how ironic!) -- any volunteers to
>> help clean up the HTML in some of these papers?
>> #4. Please share any other thoughts about potential questions to
>> raise, discussion to have, or other suggestions you may have for
>> the co-chairs to consider for the symposium -- they are preparing
>> now.
>> Thanks, Shadi

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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