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Re: Responding/How to Contact: title

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:14:34 -0600
Message-ID: <4B2B803A.9010008@w3.org>
To: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>, achuter@technosite.es, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Thanks very much for sending ideas to the list for us to think about before the meeting.

The part of the current title that I'm not keen on is the "contacting" part. It seems too limiting. I think the long explanation of what the document is about is more like:
- what to do when you come across an inaccessible website, or
- when you come across an inaccessible website, please tell the organization about it! here's some advice to make that easier and more effective.

That is, I think the document goes beyond "how to contact"; I think it's broader. (or ought to be anyway)

The draft WAI highlight headline, tweet text, and blog text includes:
- Speak up! Tell organizations if their website is inaccessible
- When you encounter accessibility barriers using a website, tell them! 
- Take a few minutes to encourage web accessibility. Your voice counts.
- WAI encourages you to tell organizations that it is important to you that their websites are accessible. Especially when you come across accessibility barriers, tell the organization about it!

All these are too long for a document title, though.

Remember also that we were thinking of SEO for the title.

In response to William below: the focus of this document really is on following up on inaccessible websites.

Looking forward to more discussion...


William Loughborough wrote:
> Since we are also recommending contact with organizations that either
> don't have inaccessible websites (or perhaps not even websites at all)
> it might be best to avoid the first of Alan's choices and focus on the
> second.
> Love.
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM, Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es> wrote:
>> Shawn Henry wrote:
>>> Note especially the edits to "How to Contact Organizations about
>>> Inaccessible Websites" and the questions for discussion. (for example, I'd
>>> like to try again to come up with a better title.
>> How about:
>> * "Contacting organizations about the accessibility of their websites"
>> * "Contacting organizations about website accessibility"
>> To be less negative and as the document also suggests contacting those that
>> **are** accessible.
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