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Re: Benefits of WCAG 2.0 material

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 20:53:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4823AE85.2060404@w3.org>
To: Terry Morris <lsnbluff@gmail.com>
Cc: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi Terry,

Thanks for your input!

Question (to check how well our outreach & communication is going): Do you know about the following WCAG 2.0 presentation materials?
1. About WCAG 2.0 in presentation format and HTML http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_about/
2. Presentation: Web Accessibility Guidelines Update http://www.w3.org/WAI/highlights/200706wcag2pres
3. WAI Handouts http://www.w3.org/WAI/flyer/Overview

Re: >"it might be a good idea to create an adaptation (a "quicker" quick ref page ?) of http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/"

Agree. We do have a couple of things similar to this in our planned work for 2008.

Thanks,
~Shawn

Terry Morris wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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 <mailto:shawn@w3.org>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Terry Morris
> Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML
> htttp://www.webdevfoundations.net <http://www.webdevfoundations.net>

-- 
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
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