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Re: Accessibility page for beta.w3.org

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:39:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8C00AC.5020806@w3.org>
To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi all,

This update is much better in my opinion. Some questions:

# "Accessibility is about not disabling people" - interesting word play 
though a little unexpected. In formal settings I often hear the term 
"excluding" rather than "disabling". Will this term work in a general 
setting? Will people understand the idea behind it?

# Examples - the alt-text example is quite lengthy and explains some of 
the auxiliary benefits but the others don't. Is that a bug or feature? 
I'd personally prefer few sentences *with links to related documents* 
about these carry-over benefits (such as to mobile resources etc).

# Keyboard Image - how about an image of a public information kiosk? I 
know that accessibility is not about getting a kiosk to work but the 
device independence aspect could be clarified that way (and further 
underline the carry-over benefits of accessibility).


Shawn Henry wrote:
> New rough concept drafts of the Accessibility page for beta.w3.org are 
> now available. *These are rough, unapproved ideas for discussion*. 
> Please focus on overall issues (not detailed "wordsmithing") and realize 
> these are individuals' ideas that are no where near agreement or 
> completion.
> Please use the Analysis and Changelog page as your main page for this 
> work. It is: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-2009-w3c-site-redesign
> * See that the goals and audiences are different from most of the WAI 
> pages.
> * The first link is to the Accessibility page - latest version.
> * Right under there are links to examples HTML & CSS, 
> Internationalization. Skimming through those you can see the type of 
> information we might want to cover. Also note that much of the wrapper 
> is a template defined by the W3C website redesign.
> * Previous drafts, links to minutes, email threads, and such are under 
> "References and version notes". There are three very different drafts 
> since last Friday:
> - "17 Aug 2009 draft - a universality experimental version" is playing 
> with the broader view of universality. Note that we are not planning to 
> make this shift, yet the draft was an interesting exercise based on the 
> 14 EOWG teleconference discussion.
> - "18 Aug 2009 draft L - the minimalist version" is another perspective 
> resulting from that discussion. (note that, while eloquent, this one 
> doesn't use the current beta.w3.org template design, as noted in 
> previous email)
> - "14-18 Aug EOWG mailing list archives" has several e-mails that are 
> relevant, with subject "Re: stab at betaw3"
> Please look over these drafts, and the latest at 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/4betaW3org/accessibility-new-w3c
> Feel free to send comments to the list and/or prepare for discussion at 
> the upcoming EOWG teleconference.
> Regards,
> ~Shawn
> -----
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> e-mail: shawn@w3.org
> phone: +1.617.395.7664
> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

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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