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Great meeting - Thanks

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 05:42:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
cc: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>, <giorgio@usablenet.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0106220525010.20105-100000@tux.w3.org>
Dear folks,

thanks to everyone who attended the meeting, and to those who struggled with
the phone system long enough to get it working, at particularly awful times
of night.

I felt it was a particularly productive and useful meeting, and I have put up
the new draft of Wombat first thing today New Zealand time. It has not been
announced on list yet but is available from the group page.

Many thanks in particular to Gregory for minuting two days straight - because
he is doing it for two more meetings it will be a few days until we get the
second day, so here is my recollection (not to be trusted over what gregory
will send):

We are planning our next face to face meeting in September, the week of
10-14, in northwest america (Vancouver or Seattle). We are planning to attend
the next W3C plenary around Nice, France, in February 2002.

We will work a little more on Wombat, then set it on the path towards a
public draft and do some work on the techniques document.

People are required to re-join the group now our new charter has become
active. Note that an official announcement of this will be coming, and note
that people are required to do an ATAG evaluation of some authoring tool each
12 months as part of the requirement for participation.

The evaluation of Domino that Graham did was helpful to the folks at Lotus
(they told us), and useful for us, raising some issues. Thanks Graham <grin/>

we worked on the Wombat in the morning, and that work is reflected in the new

We also briefly discussed tools that would be useful - a form-based
evaluation report tool, and one that produces EARL so we can easily do a ,
implementation report when we get to candidate recommmendation, the logistics
of moving from WCAG1 to WCAG2 (seems like a bunch of work, but not a whole
lot of hard thinking with luck), and when / how EARL might fit into authoring
tools as a requirement (useful now, but not likely to be something we could
require for a long time if at all).

And finally, Gregory J Rosmaita, of jersey city, New Jersey, USA, member of
the AU working group and representative of VICUG-NY to WAI, volunteered to be
the editor of the evalaution techniques (which we will seperate again from
the implemenation techniques), and Phill, Graham, Bill, Charles, Wendy,
Katie, Daniel, Giorgio, Jan, Chris, and Jutta all witnessed it. Thanks
Gregory for taking that on too.



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