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RE: An initial draft of a reference page on Web contests

From: Jim Allan <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 09:03:30 -0600
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
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AIR is an annual event in which members of the high tech community compete
to build accessible web sites for local nonprofit organizations. This year
(1999), more than 175 people on 22 teams participated in AIR-Austin, the
annual web competition sponsored by IBM, Powershift Group, Infotec, Gray
Cary Ware & Freidenrich, and Applied Materials. AIR-Austin pairs non-profit
organizations with web design houses to work collaboratively develop new or
redesign existing sites in a friendly competitive contest. Points are
awarded for accessibility (52%), functionality, appropriateness, and
aesthetics. Awards are publicly presented at the annual ChariTech
convention.

Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"Be BOLD and mighty forces will come to your aid." Basil King

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Allan [mailto:allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu]
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 7:54 AM
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Subject: RE: An initial draft of a reference page on Web contests


the url for the Accessibility Internet Rally - AIR-Austin is
http://www.main.org/AIR-Austin/

Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"Be BOLD and mighty forces will come to your aid." Basil King

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Judy Brewer
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2000 10:18 PM
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org; Robert Neff
Subject: Re: An initial draft of a reference page on Web contests


Rob,

Great info, and interesting matrix, thanks.

Now, if we could get some of these contests to consider sites with great
design, but that are accessible, that load in less than 30 seconds, and
don't require special plug-ins, that would be great.

- Judy

At 08:42 PM 1/6/00 -0500, Robert Neff wrote:
>1.  Here is an example of a form that can be filled out and submitted with
>the web site information. GO to
>http://www.webspots.net/WCAG_Checklist-understand.htm and click on "Rating
>Sheet in HTML" or go to http://www.webspots.net/CheckpointMatrixRate1.htm.
>The excel spreadsheet is cleaner.  Of course this HTML page could be
cleaned
>up - i slapped it up there.
>
>2.  typo - questionmark is two words.
>
>3.  Here is a list of web awards and you can be get their criteria here.
>
>BOTI  - find URL
>Webby  <http://209.249.142.147>
>Editor & Publisher, EPpy Awards
><http://www.mediainfo.com/ephome/events/eventshtm/eppy99.htm>   for the
Best
>Newspaper Online Services.
>Masters of the Universe <http:www.webmasters98.com>
>CIO Web Business 50/50  <http://webbusiness.cio.com/50/50>
>Web Awards form Web Marketing Association
><http://www.webaward.org/win_index.html>
>1999 Intelligent Enterprise Readers' Choice Awards Ballot Now Online.
>http://ww.intelligententerprise.com/readerschoice.htm
>Multimedia Awards
>Government Executive (grab URL)
>
>This is a great idea!
>
>rob
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
>To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
>Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2000 4:14 PM
>Subject: An initial draft of a reference page on Web contests
>
>
>> WAI EOWG:
>>
>> I'm forwarding this initial draft page
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/WebContests.html> that Marja has been working
>on,
>> to the EOWG list, for some brainstorming tomorrow at our working group
>> meeting. It's a start at a list of Web site design contests.
>>
>> A few things to note:
>> - most links aren't in place yet;
>> - not all the contests shown address accessibility (yet...!), e.g.
Masters
>> of the Web does not.
>> - it's not at all comprehensive yet -- needs input.
>>
>> Seems like there ought to be a monster board of Web design contests out
>> there, that we could link to, and select different contests to work with.
>I
>> couldn't find one on a quick search; anyone else want to give it a try?
>>
>> - Judy
>>
>>
>> --
>> Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>> Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
>> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
>> MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
>>
>
--
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
Received on Friday, 7 January 2000 10:04:14 GMT

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