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re: W3C pages on Authoring Tools and Browsers

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 13:59:00 -0500
To: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
CC: AUWG <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F2C77FB59A1A4840A01EF5F59B1826E20A309D785F@ocadmail.ocad.ca>
Hi Jeanne,

I won't be able to join the call until ~9am...so here are some ideas:

Agents page:
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- Reword "Authoring Tools" caption:
"The Web has given everyone the opportunity to be content creators."

Authoring Tools page:
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Points to make:

- emphasize that W3C takes a wide view on the enormous variety of authoring tools:
 e.g. making use of the info in ATAG's definition:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-ATAG20-20100708/#def-Authoring-Tool

- authoring tools even more diverse than technologies...because each technology can be authored in many different ways...

- user-submitted content (Facebook etc.)

- collaborative authoring (multiple authors in series or parallel)

- mention Live Content authoring

- make the point that the W3C technology Recommendations of the outputted technology(ies) are the starting points for authoring tool developers

- authoring tools are also critical because they can "define the possible" for authors

- authors don't need to "know" they are using authoring tools...the transitions between authoring and browsing are so fluid


Cheers,
Jan



When the W3C web site was redesigned last year, introductory pages for 
Authoring Tools and Browsers were left unwritten as place holder pages. 
  WAI would like to take this opportunity to draft informative pages 
introducing each topic that also educate users on accessibility issues.

We will be having a call with the Education and Outreach working group 
on Friday, 7 January at 8:30 am Eastern Time to brainstorm and draft the 
message for these pages.

Please send ideas you have to this list, or plan to join us on the call 
Friday.

W3C web pages were are designing for:
* http://www.w3.org/standards/agents/authoring.html
* http://www.w3.org/standards/agents/browsers.html
* http://www.w3.org/standards/agents/

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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University
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