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Re: Add testimonials to Benefits of WCAG 2.0 slides?

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:18:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4AE0BE1D.3070205@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>

We finally got this through the necessary approvals, and have added two quotes to the Benefits of WCAG 2.0 slides.

To find them, you can do an in-page search for: [quote
in either the HTML version http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/WCAG20_benefits.html
or presentation version http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/WCAG20_benefits-presentation-format.ppt

Comments on the placement of the quotes is welcome.

(Slide #8 (note #9) still has @@ in the notes, but as previously discussed we're not letting that hold it up.)


Shawn Henry wrote:
> EOWG & others,
> The Benefits of WCAG 2.0 presentation is now available from 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_benefits/
> (We are waiting a week or so to announce it so that WAI staff can work 
> on slide #8 "Cooperation with accessibility policies".)
> For your consideration: Do we want to add some quotes to the beginning 
> and/or ending. For example, below are some excerpts from the WCAG 2.0 
> testimonials <http://www.w3.org/2008/12/wcag20-testimonial.html>.
> 1. WCAG 2.0 creates the foundation for a new level of standardization of 
> web accessibility around the world. Its practical and well documented 
> guidelines will allow web participants in many countries to evolve from 
> a disparate set of practices to a unified approach to web accessibility 
> for all.
>  Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict, United Nation Global 
> Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
> 2. Microsoft applauds the good work that has been done by W3C to bring 
> WCAG in line with current Web technologies and provide a path to the 
> future. ...we encourage governments and organizations to adopt the new 
> standard as a best practice.... We believe that WCAG 2.0 is a great 
> improvement over the current standard and will give Web developers the 
> best opportunity to bring accessible content to all.
>  Michael Champion, Sr. Program Manager, Connected Systems 
> Interoperability, Microsoft Corporation
> 3. WCAG 2.0's technology-neutral guidelines supported by explanatory 
> material and techniques provide an excellent framework for enabling 
> accessibility in innovative technologies. We have already begun to 
> incorporate the WCAG 2.0 success criteria into our checklists and our 
> development processes.
>  Frances West, Director of Human Ability and Accessibility Center, IBM
> 4. Boeing is "grateful for the hard work towards increased harmonization 
> between the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and those from 
> other organizations-especially with regard to Section 508 of the 
> (American) Rehabilitation Act. We plan to rely upon WCAG 2.0 as we 
> continue to improve the accessibility of Boeing's Web sites and services."
>  David Weitz, Senior Manager, Corporate Web Team, Boeing
> 5. By giving clear technical specifications to website designers, and 
> unifying web-accessibility standards, WCAG 2.0 directly benefits users 
> who have accessibility needs due to disabilities. It represents a 
> crucial tool with which to build a better and more inclusive web.
>  Yannis Vardakastanis, President, European Disability Forum (EDF)
> 6. The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) accessibility working group 
> ... working group worked with the WCAG Working Group since then to 
> develop an internationally harmonized guideline. As a result of this 
> successful collaboration, revision of JIS is in progress to be strictly 
> harmonized with WCAG 2.0. We encourage Web developers and managers to 
> study and implement this new standard, which will advance Web 
> accessibility to a new stage.
>  Prof. Takayuki Watanabe, Chair of Web content accessibility standards 
> Working Group, Information technology research and Standardization 
> Center of Japanese Standards Association
> 7. The finalization of WCAG 2.0 will provide a basis for updating Web 
> accessibility laws around the world to better support people with 
> disabilities using the interactive Web.
>  Roberto Scano, Project Manager and EMEA Coordinator, International 
> Webmasters Association / HTML Writers Guild International
> ---
> *Please reply with*:
> - Your thoughts on whether we want to add a quote or two to the 
> beginning, end, or elsewhere in the Benefits presentation.
> - Which quote(s) we should include.
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
> Shawn Henry wrote:
>> EOWG,
>> I have updated the "Benefits of WCAG 2.0" slides based on feedback 
>> from today's teleconference[1]. See 
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/slides/WCAG2_benefits-new.ppt
>> (For those who didn't see today's agenda: changes from the previous 
>> version are indicated in the Notes with ++changed.)
>> These slides are now done, except for slide 8. Sharron will be 
>> updating the HTML version next week. Therefore, if you have any 
>> comments, it would be nice to send them *by Wednesday 24 June*. 
>> Remember to send copyedits and things that do not require EOWG review 
>> to wai-eo-editors@w3.org
>> Notes on image alt:[2]
>> - The decorative images have no/null alt in both the ppt and the html. 
>> They are noted in the Notes section.
>> - The logos have appropriate alt text.
>> - The color contrast screen capture's alt is "(screen capture 
>> described in Notes section)".
>> - The screen capture of the Quick Reference has no alt; "Quick 
>> Reference screen shot" is the heading of the slide (which is not 
>> displayed); and there is a detailed description of the image at the 
>> bottom of the Notes. This provides a detailed description without 
>> interrupting the flow on the slide text and main notes.
>> - Slide 15 (Techniques document) & 27 (Understanding document) have 
>> text in an image (because it matches the images used elsewhere, such 
>> as http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20). Currently they have no alt, 
>> and are described in detail at the bottom of the Notes. Putting the 
>> description there lets us use formatting such as bullets and italics, 
>> which would not be available in alt.
>> Comments welcome on this approach to alt for these images.
>> Thanks,
>> ~Shawn
>> [1] Changes on Friday 19 June:
>> * updated the alt for images
>> * moved the note to presenters about reading the slide text from slide 
>> 4 to slide 2
>> * added to the slide "Cooperation with other [@@standards and policies]":
>> Note to presenters: If there are policies that reference WCAG 2.0 or 
>> directly relate to WCAG 2.0 in the organization, country, or other 
>> area related to your audience, consider listing those on the slide and 
>> mentioning the relationship. To find out about local policies, you can:
>> - search in Policies Relating to Web Accessibility 
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/>
>> - send an email to the WAI Interest Group (IG) mailing list 
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/#mailinglist>
>> * added to the slide "Authorized Translations":
>> Note to presenters: If there are WCAG 2.0 translations in the 
>> languages of your audience, consider including the link to the 
>> translation(s) in the slide.
>> [2] Instructions for adding alt to images is in the ppt Help... 
>> however, I didn't figure out how to do it without the mouse. :(
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