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Re: WCAG 2.0 presentation : open issues

From: Justin Thorp <juth@loc.gov>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:28:41 -0400
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I think we're assuming that the audience who's hearing this presentation already has some knowledge of WCAG 2.0.

As far as approaches to order & structure of the presentation...we need to first ask what is the message we're telling. What do we want the audience to walk away with?  This is more than the information we're trying to convey.

I would guess that our message is that life with WCAG 1.0 is good but inadequate and WCAG 2.0 is going to fill the void... making your life easier.  People should walk away not just feeling informed but empowered to be advocates for the cause.

An idea for the order...

1. What is WCAG?
2. The world right now is inadequate.  We need more than just WCAG 1.0
3. How WCAG 2.0 is going to make our lives easier and better
           a. Easier to understand what success looks like (testability)
           b. Lots of help in supportive material.
           c. Adaptable to new technologies, which is good for our Web 2.0 era = shouldn't be a big rush to make WCAG 3.0
           d. All the others
4. How all the pieces fit together - ATAG, WCAG, UAAG
5. Timeframe - Why it taking a long time is actually a benefit to us all
6. What can be done *right now* (by the audience)
           a. When to start using WCAG 2.0
           b. Discussing, emailing about, blogging about WCAG 2.0
           c. Commenting on WCAG 2.0

- justin

Justin Thorp
US Library of Congress
Web Services - Office of Strategic Initiatives
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>>> Sylvie duchateau <sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr> 7/26/2007 11:03 AM >>>

Hello Shawn and all,
In "open issues" at:
you write :
"In what order should the topics be covered?
Most common, most pressing questions first (a more user-focused 
approach) (generally the current organization) (...)
B. General material first"

Those two approaches may be both interesting according to the audience.
When the audience does not know anything about Web accessibility, choice 
B may be more appropriate, as they first need to know general 
information about Web Accessibility.
If the audience consists of webmasters or people who already know about 
WCAG, they will be more interested in a more user friendly presentation 
explaining when WCAG will come out and when to start with using them.
This could be a choice that each presenter could take according to his 

nevertheless, I am personnally more in favour of choice a, the user 
friendly approach.
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