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Re: Reviewer role for WCAG

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 13:14:24 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20000301131424.00815930@apembert.pop.crosslink.net>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: JBrewer@w3.org, dd@w3.org
Wendy,

	After reading the description, I think I could fit the role well, but
since my interest is primarily with the "cognitive, learning, and
intellectual" disabilities, I feel I may be left out of discussions which
should include these groups but which may not be originally apparent to
those who raise issues. I'm catching up with about a week's worth of posts
to this list this evening, and responded to one about a prototype (from
Scott) in which I raise what I hope are succinct issues about the range of
variations in disabilities which would lead to omissions in considerations
if a "prototype" type of approach to guidelines is ever adopted. 

				Anne

At 02:39 PM 3/1/2000 -0500, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>Hello,
>
>The chairs and I have been discussing a "Reviewer" role for the working 
>group.  I thought that this had been discussed at one of the telecons, but 
>I don't see it represented in any of the minutes since January.
>
>I have drafted a new "how to join" that includes information about the 
>reviewer role.  it is available at 
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/howto-join-wg-reviewer.html
>
>here is an excerpt:
><blockquote>
>How to become a WCAG WG Reviewer
>
>We realize that many people are unable to commit 4 hours per week to a 
>voluntary project. To encourage participation by a wide variety of people, 
>we have created a "Reviewer" role for this working group.
>
>Reviewers will be sent materials for review based on their particular 
>interests and expertise.  These materials will have specific questions for 
>the reviewer to consider. We anticipate that a reviewer could go for a 
>couple of months without hearing from us or hear from us a couple times in 
>one month depending on which issues are under discussion.
>
>Please fill out a request to join as suggested above along with the 
>following information:
>[ ] I would like to join the working group as a Reviewer.
>
>My specific areas of interest are:
>[ ] Issues for people with visual disabilities
>[ ] Issues for people with cognitive, learning, and intellectual disabilities
>[ ] Issues for people with hearing disabilities
>[ ] Issues for people with physical disabilities
>[ ] Assistive technology
>[ ] Authoring Tools
>[ ] User Agents
>[ ] Graphic Design
>[ ] Non-W3C technologies (Flash, PDF, ECMA/JavaScript, Java, etc.)
>[ ] Usability testing
>[ ] Other.  Please explain.
></blockquote>
>
>are there other specific areas of interest we ought to include in the list?
>do people agree that a reviewer role would be beneficial?
>should we more clearly define the commitment or expectations?
>
>other thoughts? questions? comments?
>
>thanks,
>--wendy
>--
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>madison, wi usa
>tel: +1 608 663 6346
>/--
>
>
Anne L. Pemberton
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Enabling Support Foundation
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Received on Thursday, 2 March 2000 06:18:00 GMT

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