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RE: Trip report - WebXTutti, Italy

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 07:57:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jérôme Ernu <jernu@VisualFriendly.com>
cc: "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0206100757190.25910-100000@tux.w3.org>

Hi Jerome,

closest I can get is a link to the Word version of his presentation in
Italian (I don't have Word so haven't read that):


On Wed, 5 Jun 2002, Jérôme Ernu wrote:

  Hello Charles,

  I was particularly interested in your comment about "no accessibility
  without usability"... It is exactly our philosophy ! We try to prove to
  the whole earth (lol) that accessibility and particularly technical
  accessibility is clearly not enough to make a good experience for the
  impaired users.
  If one conceive a web site keeping in mind (and use experts for)
  accessibility and usability, the web experience will improve for
  everyone !
  What do you think about it ?

  Where can i find informations about the author of this part of the
  conference ? (in english or in french).

  Thank you

  Jérôme ERNU.

  -----Message d'origine-----
  De : w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]De la
  part de Charles McCathieNevile
  Envoyé : mardi 4 juin 2002 17:46
  À : WAI IG
  Objet : Trip report - WebXTutti, Italy

  Dear all,

  I spoke at the WebxTutti (Web for All) conference in Italy last week,
  thought I would send my trip report here.

  This is a personal impression, not a formal report.

  The event was well-organised - instead of the anticipated 100 people
  were over 200 in the audience. The event was hosted by the Ministry for
  Communication in Rome, was free, and was advertised as providing a full
  of presentations on accessibility. The conference was in Italian, as is
  Web site launched there - http://www.webxtutti.it - which is good news
  the Italian speakers of the world...

  The presentations were of a high quality, covering a good range of
  topics. Particular personal highlights included:

   "No Accessibilty without Usability" Because that seems to me such an
  important idea. I don't believe that accessibility guidelines can be
  by user testing for most people, because most developers cannot afford
  time or money to find a test audience covering the huge range of users
  are trying to cater for, and then do their own interpretation of their

   A presentation on (among other things) the XML Accessibility Guidelines
  http://www.w3.org/TR/XAG - which is a document I intend to produce an
  draft of shortly.

   Several presentations on assessing accessibility of different sites
  using a
  combination of methods including automatic testing and user testing.

   The announcement of "Torquemada" - http://www.webxtutti.it/testa.htm
  online accessibility testing tool (downloadable version promised soon)

  Presentations are available from the site -
  - although mostly in Powerpoint or Word format.

  Thanks to the organisers of the conference.


  Charles McCN

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