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Re: Benefits of WCAG 2.0 material

From: Terry Morris <lsnbluff@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 18:19:06 -0500
Message-ID: <e516f4f50805081619m2f42c236o5a67c7cad8aa84e8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi EOWG,

I've been a lurker on the list but have been following along...

*>> 1. What are the advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons) of creating a
presentation like this to cover the benefits?*

Pros: available for local presentation at brown bag lunches, employee
development workshops, etc.

Cons: None but the time involved to create the materials.

*>> 2. Do you think we should develop this presentation on the benefits?*
YES! I believe that this type of educational "marketing" effort about the
benefits of WCAG 2.0 is a great idea. The PPT provides a more detailed
overview than the FAQs but is not overly-long and will most likely pique
one's interest to learn more.

*>>3. Do you think we should do something else, other than the FAQ, to
communicate the benefits?*

If you want to push the outreach a bit further -- consider creating a video
of a presentation of the PPT and uploading it to popular video sites like
YouTube.com. I'm a community college faculty member and am always looking
for videos related to web design -- our students (and many web
professionals) are multimodal learners.

*>>4. Other ideas?*
*
*The http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/ page is amazingly flexible and
offers a huge amount of just-in-time information.

However, this flexibility/complexity can be a bit overwhelming when just
getting started learning a new skill or technique such as new accessibility
guidelines.

Consider how people read on the Web  --  it might be a good idea to create
an adaptation (a "quicker" quick ref page ?) of
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/ that includes a brief intro/overview,
the Table of Contents area (with working hyperlinks so that individuals
could drill down), and either a link to the benefits ppt (or video) or with
the video embedded in the page. Just an idea....

Thanks for listening to this (now former) lurker.

Terry Morris, Associate Professor
Computer Information Systems
Harper College

http://webdevfoundations.net






On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> wrote:

>
> EOWG,
>
> In our Analysis for the Transitioning from WCAG 1.0 to 2.0 Resource Suite <
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-transition1to2>, we identified a
> possible document on the Benefits of Transitioning to WCAG 2.0. Helle took
> an action item to draft this (which she did quite a while ago and I just now
> excavated from my e-mail).
>
> Helle says: "
> I have made an extract of the PowerPoint presentation with the slides that
> talks about the changes from WCAG 1.00 to WCAG 2.00 and the benefits or new
> possibilities one gets from using WCAG 2.00. I have made my selection with
> focus on what I thing would be suitable and useful in a Danish context. Or
> in other words how can I make "them" use WCAG 2.00?
> I have not changed any of the text yet. There might be a need for some
> minor alterations since some of the slides have been taken out of their
> original sequence. I have not changed the order but removed some slides that
> are related to the [ones] I've kept.
> "
>
> Helle's extracted slides are at
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/WCAG20_benefits-presentation-format.ppt
>
> The full "About WCAG 2.0" presentation, that these slides come from, is
> available from http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_about/
>
> Note that the WCAG 2 FAQ now answers the question "What are the benefits of
> using WCAG 2.0?" at http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/wcag2faq.html#start
>
> A few questions:
> 1. What are the advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons) of creating a
> presentation like this to cover the benefits?
> 2. Do you think we should develop this presentation on the benefits?
> 3. Do you think we should do something else, other than the FAQ, to
> communicate the benefits?
> 4. Other ideas?
>
> *Please respond via e-mail to the list*.
>
> Sincerely,
> Helle BjarnÝ
> & 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
>
>


-- 
Terry Morris
Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML
htttp://www.webdevfoundations.net
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