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

From: Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:49:35 +0300
Cc: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, DavidSloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B36BBD9A-B905-42CB-8240-310064796DE7@metu.edu.tr>
To: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk
I agree.

On 23 Oct 2012, at 16:05, Simon Harper wrote:

> Looks fine with Dave's changes....
> Si.
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> 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>.
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