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Re: EOWG Update - deadline this week: WAI-AGE Literature Review, First Public Working Draft

From: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 20:12:17 +0200
Message-ID: <48234281.2090007@w3.org>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
CC: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>


Please note that after some internal discussion about possible 
misinterpretations of the literature review title we have amended it to:

"Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review"

This also emphasises that we are interested in older people as users of 
the Web.

At the same time, some small changes have been made to the Abstract and 
the Status section and some updates have been made to the References 

Also note that over the next few days I intend to link all the 
references cited in the main document to the appropriate entry in the 
Reference section and will upload new versions as I complete this task. 
No content will be changed during this period, just reference updates.


Shawn Henry wrote:
> Dear EOWG participants,
> SUMMARY: Review updated WAI-AGE Literature Review this week.
> Andrew is updating the WAI-AGE Literature Review at:
>   http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/ageing/ED-waiageliterature-20080507.html
> Most of the comments from the survey have been addressed, including:
> # title changed to "Literature Review of Web Accessibility and Older 
> Adults"
> # most statistical material moved from the introductory sections to an 
> appendix
> # 3.2 subsection (previous guidelines) refined - extensive lists reduced 
> and more discussion added
> # references updated with "Web Usability for Senior Citizens" and others
> # Notes, References, Appendix being progressively merged (and linked 
> from document)
> # table and figure numbering fixed
> # W3C required front matter added to the Status section, and Abstract added
> # editor comments highlighted via a CSS background
> He might have other changes to the title, abstract, and formatting 
> posted soon.
> As discussed in last week's teleconference 
> <http://www.w3.org/2008/05/02-eo-minutes#item01>, we plan to finalize 
> this First Public Working Draft this week. Therefore, please send any 
> additional comments right away, by Friday 9 May at the latest. Remember 
> to differentiate *required* changes before the draft is published, from 
> suggestions for consideration for the next edit.
> Thanks,
> Shawn and Andrew
> Shawn Henry wrote:
>> Dear EOWG active participants,
>> As discussed previously, we would like to eventually publish the 
>> WAI-AGE Literature Review as a W3C Working Group Note. The first step 
>> is publishing a First Public Working Draft.
>> As a reminder, Working Group Notes are advisory technical reports, not 
>> standards. For example, WAI's Techniques documents are Notes. Working 
>> Drafts are published and announced specifically to ask for review and 
>> input from the community. Often there are issues that a Working Group 
>> would particularly like input on. Usually multiple Working Drafts of a 
>> technical report are published... - from 
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process.php
>> We would like to publish this first draft soon, in order to provide a 
>> public version at the current stage of development, get additional 
>> feedback on overall direction and specific content of this Literature 
>> Review, and encourage engagement with WAI-AGE work.
>> The Literature Review draft is now available in HTML, and has not 
>> changed significantly from our discussion last week:
>>    http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/ageing/literature.html
>> We have set up a survey asking EOWG if you are comfortable with the 
>> content of this draft being announced publicly; of course, it will 
>> clearly be indicated as a draft, and EOWG's recent and future comments 
>> will be addressed in the next drafts.
>> Please complete the survey asking for approval from EOWG to publish 
>> the WAI-AGE Literature Review as a First Public Working Draft, at:
>>   http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35532/literature-1st-draft/
>> Please complete the survey by *Tuesday 29 April* if possible. Note 
>> that there is an option to abstain.
>> If you have any questions, feel free to call me at +1-617-395-7664, or 
>> in the #eo IRC channel type "Shawn".
>> Regards,
>> ~Shawn
>> -----
>> Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
>> phone: +1-617-395-7664
>> e-mail: shawn@w3.org

Andrew Arch
Web Accessibility and Ageing Specialist
W3C/ERCIM, Sophia Antipolis, France
Ph +33 (0)4 92 38 79 46
Received on Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:12:54 UTC

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