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Re: Resignation as HWG Representative to WAI Working Groups

From: Jutta Treviranus <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 12:49:34 -0400
Message-Id: <p04310106b50fcf0f0326@[]>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>, w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Cc: gb@hwg.org, Ann Navarro <ann@hwg.org>

I echo Gregory's message, you are a valuable working group member in 
your own right no matter what your affiliation. Separately, the Guild 
should continue to participate in the working group given their 
mandate and membership.


At 8:57 AM -0500 4/4/00, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>aloha, kynn!
>as long as you remain actively involved in WAI work, i, for one, 
>don't care whose hat you wear!
>i guess the question for the HTML Writers' Guild (HWG) now becomes, 
>will it continue to actively participate in the WAI?
>i firmly believe that if the WAI's aims are to be achieved, it is 
>imperative that HWG continue to actively participate in (at least) 
>the Authoring Tool and Web Content Guidelines working groups...  as 
>creators of web content, and the users of a wide range of authoring 
>tools, the individuals that collectively comprise HWG are one of the 
>main target audiences for the WAI suite of guidelines, and it is in 
>the WAI's best interest to ensure that the Guild's membership is 
>kept abreast of the work currently being performed by the AU and GL 
>working groups, as it has been during Kynn's tenure...
>likewise, the WAI would continue to benefit from the active 
>participation of the largest organization of web professionals and 
>hobbyists, particularly in the evaluation of content creation tools 
>against ATAG, for the HWG's members' experience with this class of 
>tool is both wide and deep, and collaboration with a disabled 
>evaluator would be an eye-opening experience for all involved... 
>the revision of WCAG would also benefit from direct HWG 
>participation -- not least in the contribution of techniques that 
>have been used in "real-life" situations in order to ensure 
>accessibility -- and, perhaps, even an example of accessible design 
>in action...
>i'd also like to see other web content creation organizations 
>involved in the WAI process, but that's a subject for another 
>He that lives on Hope, dies farting
>      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
>Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
>    WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
>         <http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/vicug/index.html>
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