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Re: EOWG: changes to Benefits of WCAG 2.0 presentation material

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:50:34 +0200
Message-ID: <484FE63A.3020402@w3.org>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
CC: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi Shawn, all,

When I present about the *benefits* of WCAG 2.0, I usually mention that 
it is part of a suite with ATAG and UAAG. I think this is often a very 
important argument to make the case for adopting WCAG 2.0.

Also, the opportunity for having authorized translations is one of the 
benefits for adopting WCAG 2.0 rather than investing that same amount of 
effort in developing a different set of guidelines.

Having said that, I'm not sure if these items are a scope-creep as they 
relate more to harmonization that to the technical benefits of WCAG 2.0 
itself. Any thoughts on putting some of this in the slides?

Regards,
   Shadi


Shawn Henry wrote:
> 
> EOWG,
> 
> Updated "Benefits of WCAG 2.0" presentation material is now at:
>  <http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/WCAG20_benefits-presentation-format.ppt> 
> 
> 
> Based on last week's teleconference discussion, I changed the following:
> * In the WCAG 2.0 slide, from "Defines functionality for users" to 
> "Defines functionality required by users"
> * In the Techniques slide, from "Provides examples for developers" to 
> "Provides “how to” examples for developers"
> 
> Sharron (and Wayne?) are working on the HTML version.
> 
> If you have any additional comments, please send them by *Wednesday 11 
> June*, as previously requested.
> * Send comments for EOWG to review to this list w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
> * Send typos and other comments just for the editors to 
> wai-eo-editors@w3.org (also a publicly-archived list)
> 
> Background is in e-mails below.
> 
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
> 
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: EOWG: Call for Review - Benefits of WCAG 2.0 presentation material
> Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:17:17 -0500
> From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
> To: EOWG (E-mail) <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
> 
> EOWG,
> 
> Updated "Benefits of WCAG 2.0" presentation material is at:
>  <http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/WCAG20_benefits-presentation-format.ppt> 
> 
> 
> This update incorporates changes from our 20 May teleconference. The 
> minutes are at <http://www.w3.org/2008/05/30-eo-minutes#item01>
> 
> If you have any additional comments, please send them by *Wednesday 11 
> June*.
> * Send comments for EOWG to review to this list w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
> * Send typos and other comments just for the editors to 
> wai-eo-editors@w3.org (also a publicly-archived list)
> 
> Background is in e-mails below.
> 
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
> 
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: EOWG: For 30 May Teleconference - Benefits of WCAG 2.0 material
> Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 19:43:51 -0500
> From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
> To: EOWG (E-mail) <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
> References: <48220C76.4090500@w3.org>
> 
> EOWG,
> 
> Updated "Benefits of WCAG 2.0" presentation material is at:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/WCAG20_benefits-presentation-format.ppt 
> 
> 
> Please review it, send comments to the list, and prepare to discuss it 
> at the upcoming teleconference. Specifically:
> * Does this cover the topic sufficiently? Is anything missing?
> Note that we want this to be very tightly focused on the benefits; the 
> About WCAG presentation 
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_about/> covers broader topics.
> * Is there anything we might want to cut to make it shorter and more 
> succinct?
> Background e-mail is below.
> Minutes from previous [9 May] EOWG discussion is at 
> <http://www.w3.org/2008/05/09-eo-minutes#item03>
> 
> Regards,
> ~Shawn
> 
> 
> Shawn Henry 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 Bjarnø
>> & 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
>>
> 
> 

-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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