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Re: Proposal for Drafting committee

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:15:39 +0200
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <035e01c61c39$ab333010$1d0aa8c0@IBM4CD7E5EACA1>
Hi Gregg

I think I could help with the drafting, but there is no way I can get to the US on such short notice.

Can I participate a bit remotely, at least for the most relevant techniques?

All the best
Lisa
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gregg Vanderheiden 
  To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org 
  Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:57 PM
  Subject: Proposal for Drafting committee


   Dear working group participants.

   

  We are making good progress but it is taking a lot of time to build all these individual technique docs.    More to the point I have had a number of people comment that they would like to contribute but the particular items assigned don't match their area of expertise.   Also, the sheer editorial / mechanical process of creating all the technique documents from scratch is using up much time that people would like to be using for content.   

   

  We have been looking at a number of ways to address these issues and we would like to propose something.    If the whole working group agrees, we would like to suggest that a drafting committee be formed of the editors and a few other volunteers who are willing and able to devote a few days to writing and editing tasks to help us move forward.  The drafting committee would gather and create initial drafts of as many of the technique docs as they can in a 4 day marathon.  These would be drafts - not final versions of anything.    After the 4 day drafting marathon ends, the drafts then pass back to the full working group.

   

  The working group participants can then pick up the gauntlet again, focusing on those parts that need fixing, that weren't completed, and that need more in depth work.   In particular, this would allow working group members to focus on those techniques where they have interest or expertise rather than doing drafting of techniques that are outside of their expertise.  .

   

  We think that this would be a more efficient use of the expertise of the working group.

   

  We'd like to discuss this proposal today and then send out to the full working group for a consensus call.   If the whole working group agrees then we will probably do it in the next 10 days or so.    We will do it in Madison.  If you are interested in being in the drafting marathon group let us know. 

   

  Thanks 

   

  Gregg and John

  Chairs  

                     
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