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Updated: Complete draft for review: Web Accessibility Basics

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 11:25:56 -0500
Message-ID: <4FBA6C94.2070205@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
  Hi all,

First, reminders:
* The primary audience for this page is individual developers who are already working in the field (as opposed to new students) (which is why the business case is at the end)
* Approach: Briefly introduce key topics and documents, and encourage readers to follow the links to read the docs.
* We'd like to use wording from approved WAI publications where it works, rather than using lots of new wording on this page. (for consistency and to shortcut additional vetting needed)

I think we were starting to stray from these. Based on comments from Vicki in the wiki and from Sharron via e-mail, and getting back to the approach that we previously defined, I've take an edit pass at the document. Since it is a fairly radical edit, I left the current draft as is and put the new version in a separate wiki page at:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Basics_draft_2

To make it easier to read, I also removed comments from that new version.

Please review this edited Basics draft this week and either:
* add comments throughout the original page http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Web_Accessibility_Basics
* add comments in the discussion tab of the new version http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Talk:Basics_draft_2
* send comments in e-mail

Let's see if we can get agreement on this page this week.

Thanks!
~Shawn


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Complete draft for review: Web Accessibility Basics
Date: 	Mon, 14 May 2012 11:04:00 -0500
From: 	Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: 	EOWG (E-mail) <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>



  Hi EOWG,

Suzette and I have finished our edits from last week's EOWG teleconference on the Web Accessibility Basics page at:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Web_Accessibility_Basics

There are several points for review and comment marked in the document with @@
Feel free to add your comments directly in the wiki page, or send by e-mail if that's much easier for you.

My edits are listed below:

* Changed "Accessibility principles" to "Accessibility requirements" at http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Web_Accessibility_Basics#Accessibility_requirements
* Added "Key resources" subhead under there and edited the text -- it still needs work, though
* Added "{@@ review note: how can we make this section stronger? and encourage people to read the principles page? ~shawn}"

* Edited http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Web_Accessibility_Basics#The_essential_components_of_web_accessibility
(at the bottom of the page are previous drafts of that section: heading 2: {@@[another version for consideration] Essential components - "the big picture"} and heading 2: {@@ [a previous version] The essential components of web accessibility} )

* For intro paragraph under "Understand how people use the Web" at http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Web_Accessibility_Basics#Understand_how_people_use_the_Web I added some ideas after Suzette's edit.

Cheers,
~Shawn
Received on Monday, 21 May 2012 16:26:26 GMT

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