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Re: WAI Guidelines Naming

From: Judy Brewer <JBrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:09:30 -0500
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To: "Geoff Freed" <Geoff_Freed@wgbh.org>
Cc: ij@w3.org, w3c-wai-cg@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, khudairi@w3.org
>GF:  I don't think "Users" is clear.  Is a user someone reads and uses
these >guidelines?  Someone who writes HTML?  Or is it just anyone who
uses-- that is, >browses-- the Web? 

Yes, this name needs more work.  When this other type of guidelines has
come up as a suggestion, it has been along the lines of "we ought to have
something that explains to people who have disabilities what is already
there/ what they can expect in terms of accessibility features -- many
people don't know how to take advantage of existing access, for instance,
overriding a visually distracting background pattern, or finding out what
the keyboard support is on applications."  I don't know that extensive
materials were being suggested here, and it would mainly fall under the
education & outreach area, as a "how to get started if you're on the Web
with a disability" piece.  So maybe it's not a guideline.

>And speaking of browsing, I wonder if "Browsing" as a title is unclear.
Perhaps >"Browser Manufacturers?"

Browsing wasn't the suggested title, Browsers was.  I think that's clear?
If we add mnfr's after Browsers, need same after authoring tools

- Judy 

>geoff freed

>Date: 1/29/98 2:26 AM
>To: Geoff Freed
>From: Judy Brewer
>As outcome of my meeting with Sally Khudairi on guidelines naming, please
>consider this recommendation for full set:
>(For those new to this thread, we are trying to map out all the WAI
>Guidelines names in advance, as our first working draft gets close to going
>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Browsers
>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Authoring Tools
>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Page Authoring
>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Users [if we do that set]
>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Master Reference Document
>The document spec codes then become:
>And they all get a "W3C Working Draft" or "W3C Proposed Recommendation" or
>"W3C Recommendation" depending on their status.  They are official W3C
>documents, so they get that visibility right off.
>The idea is that: 
>-the W3C already will have enough "brand recognition"; 
>-it _is_ important on these to identify with WAI; 
>-they all need to have "accessibility" in the title; 
>-HTML or even Hypertext are unnecessary if we can keep names basic, like
>page authoring, etc.
>-these names are straightforward enough to minimize guesswork & confusion
>(in theory, at least).  Now you tell me what you think:)
>Your thoughts?
>- Judy
>Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
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Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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