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Re: Tenative meeting on the DOM with AT vendors for the User Agent Guidelines

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 15:37:59 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000131153549.01469ad0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: schwer@us.ibm.com
Cc: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>, Peter Korn <peter.korn@sun.com>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>I think you should know that I met with the DOM working group in
>California. We (PF group) plan on extending the DOM further for
>accessibility in DOM 3. Furthermore, I have started the wheels rolling on
>an editorial team in the DOM working group to address the feasibility of
>extending the DOM to include the "chrome." There were a number of DOM WG
>members who were very interested in this prospect for a number reasons:
>audio browsers pervasive devices, etc.

JRG: Great.

>I don't understand why you feel it is necessary to solicit support given
>that there is no other mechanism other than going back down the antiquated
>OSM route to get the needed information.

JRG: I do not believe most AT developers understand what the DOM is and
therefore have no plans to use it.  We need to educate them and get there
active support, hopefully before we go to recommendation.  

>Rich Schwerdtfeger
>Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
>EMail/web: schwer@us.ibm.com http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/rich.htm
>"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
>I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",
>Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> on 01/27/2000 04:52:46 PM
>To:   mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>, Richard
>      Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, Peter Korn <peter.korn@sun.com>
>cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject:  Tenative meeting on the DOM with AT vendors for the User Agent
>      Guidelines
>Peter, Mark and Rich,
>The W3C WAI User Agent guidelines are going to be in Candidate
>Recommendation within a day or two.  Part of the goal of our candidate
>recommendation period is to discuss the use of the DOM with AT vendors for
>assistive technologies to provide  alternative access to WWW content.  We
>hope to gain their support in using the DOM as the primary way to provide
>an exchange of WWW content between user agents and assistive technologies.
>We have tenatively scheduled this meeting for 18 Feburary at 2:00 EST.  I
>would like to invite all of you to participate in this teleconference and
>was wondering about your availability and interest in attending at the
>tenative date and time.
>Thank you,
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>College of Applied Life Studies
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>Fax: (217) 333-0248
>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua
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