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Re: Reminder, EOWG meeting September 17

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 02:13:55 -0400
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To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: ij@w3.org
At 1999-09-17 01:48 AM-0400, Judy Brewer wrote:
>EOWG Agenda, September 17, 1999
>1. Outreach Update

The Electronic Book conference at the National Institute of Science and
Technology has 600 registered. It is next Tuesday thru Wednesday, in
Gaithersburg, MD. Thursday morning will be spent on details of Open Ebook.

I have ordered quick tips cards for all.

Here is an audience for whom electronic book delivery isn't necessarily
related to accessibility. For some, the new game machines are suitable
delivery platforms, costing only a few hundred dollars, with CD players,
decent graphics, graphic accelerators, and internet connections.

The co-sponsor is the National Information Standards Organization.

NISO is one of the principal sponsoring organizations for the Digital
Talking Book 3 application for whom I've been the lead DTD designer.
This application uses SMIL 1.0 for synchronizing the professional
narrations with the structured XML markup of the book.

Many aspects of e-books will be addressed, in addition to accessibility. 
George Kerscher will be our advocating speaker.

>3. Review new version of first section of "How People With Disabilities Use
>the Web"
>         <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/profiles-19990917.html>
>         the first section has been substantially revised based on last week's

Editing meta-notation:
1. How Different Disabilities Affect Access to the Web

Para 2: ...Limitations can include injury-related and aging-related 
conditions, and can be temporaryX X,_ _or chronic. An example of an 
injury-related limitation that is temporary for some people and chronic for 
others _is _repetitive stress syndrome.

Para 3: Different disabilities sometimes require similar accommodations.
For instance, _full keyboard support is necessary_ for both someone who
is blind and someone who cannot use his or her hands_._ Xrequire full
keyboard support for the Xcommands in browsers and authoring tools,X
since they both have difficulty using a mouse but can use different
assistive technologies to activate commands _and keys_ that are supported
by a standard keyboard interface _to allow authoring and browsing._

Para 4: The number and severity of disabilities tend_s_ to increase as 
people Xwith Xage ...

Learning Disabilities
another bullet:
     missing outline and summary information

Impairments of intelligence
Para 2: ?double negative?...and may benefit from the level of language on a
site not being unnecessarily complex for the site's intended

...and may benefit from summary descriptions, and means to
suppress detail.

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