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WAI Resources clarification [Re: Linking to WAI Guidelines & WAI Resources

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:13:32 -0600
Message-ID: <49A6B19C.10302@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
> If you have any thoughts on how we can fairly easily improve the 
> usability and visibility of the WAI Resources page 
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/Overview>, please send those in e-mail 
> or prepare to discuss them at this week's teleconference. Note that we 
> will not do major changes to the information architecture yet.

Here is some more information to help focus the discussion.

The WAI Resources page mirrors the site navigation, which was defined in the information architecture (IA) stage of the site redesign project back in 2005[1].

On the WAI home page, in the blue navigation area (which is <h2>Site Navigation), are the main categories: Introducing Accessibility, Guidelines & Techniques, Managing Accessibility, Evaluating Accessibility, WAI Groups, About WAI. Each of those links to what we internally called "annotated navigation pages".

The information from these pages is included in the WAI Resources page, with the main categories from the navigation matching the <h2>s. Mirroring the navigation in the WAI Resources page is intended to help users find information more easily later through the navigation. Therefore, we probably would significantly edit this page until we redesign the site.

We do plan to redesign the site; however, that is not a high priority at this time.

Note that we have thought of adding a page at http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/ that would offer another "door" to the resources that we provide -- perhaps organized by roles (e.g., advanced web developer, policy maker, user with a disability, etc.)  If you are interested in volunteering to edit that, please let me know off-list.

Hope that all helps.


[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/redesign/project.html
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