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Re: [Draft 1] Share your perspectives on Text Customization for Readability

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:05:10 +0100
Message-ID: <50869606.9010008@manchester.ac.uk>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
CC: DavidSloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Looks fine with Dave's changes....


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Simon Harper

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

On 22/10/12 23:34, Shawn Henry wrote:
> Hi Dave & RDWG,
> As I mentioned in past RDWG teleconferences, some people who had
> planned to submit a paper to the tc4r symposium were not able to,
> but do still want to contribute information. Below is a draft
> e-mail to encourage such contributions. I propose that we send this
> to the WAI IG list.
> Comments, edit suggestions, etc. welcome.
> ----------- Subject: Share your perspectives on Text Customization
> for Readability
> The Text Customization for Readability Online Symposium will be
> held Monday 19 November 2012
> This symposium will explore the needs of people with low vision, 
> dyslexia, and other conditions and situations that impact reading.
> It focuses specifically on providing users the ability to change
> (or personalize) various aspects of text display/formatting to
> improve readability for their particular needs.
> *We invite you to share your perspectives on text customization
> for readability* to contribute to the Symposium. For example, you
> can send a brief summary of what you learned about text
> customization from research you did in the past.
> In order for us to consider your perspectives as we finalize plans
> for the Symposium, please send information via e-mail to the 
> publicly-archived list (that can be referenced in the Symposium
> and subsequent report): <@@> *by 12 November 2012*
> We are specifically looking for information to help:
> * Understanding text customization needs and requirements - What
> aspects of text customization improve readability? How do they
> help? - Which aspects of text customization are necessary
> requirements for people to be able to read effectively, and which
> are optional suggestions to improve readability? - What are the
> gaps in knowledge of users' needs for text customization?
> * Integrating text customization functionality and requirements -
> How well do existing text customization functionality and
> interfaces support users' needs? - What text customization
> functionality is provided in current products? - How do users
> interact with text customization features? Which do they use, which
> do they not use, and why? - How effectively do user agents (web
> browsers, etc.) and web content share the responsibility for text
> customization?
> * Moving forward - How might we increase awareness of the need for
> text customization, and the benefits? - What text customization
> functionality should be included in products in order to meet
> users' needs? - How can we improve discoverability and usability of
> text customization features in products? - How should text
> customization requirements be better addressed in accessibility
> guidelines, web standards, and other best practice guides? - What
> areas of research show promise to inform and evolve text 
> customization for readability?
> For more information on the symposium, see: 
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/text-customization/>
> Registration will open in early November and will be announced via
> WAI IG e-mail and others methods listed in Getting WAI
> Announcements at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/announcements>.
Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:05:42 UTC

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