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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@[142.150.64.191]>
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>
Kynn,

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.

Jutta

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 
>emessage...
>
>gregory
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>He that lives on Hope, dies farting
>      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
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>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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