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AGENDA: W3C WAI User Agent Guidelines 17 February

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 09:44:36 -0600
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To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, hakkinen@dev.prodworks.com, claws@us.ibm.com, ssethuraman@cast.org, gleng@hj.com, doug@gwmicro.com, jim@nycap.rr.com, dan@largeprint.com, HRiesebos@alva-bv.nl
W3C WAI User Agent Telecon for Feburary 17th, 2000 

Chair: Jon Gunderson 
Date: Thursday, Feburary 17th
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, USA
Call-in: Longfellow Bridge (+1) (617) 252-1038

Agenda

This is a special telecon of the User Agent working group. The user agent
working group has invited additional assistive technology developers to
this meeting to discuss the checkpoints in the current user agent
guidelines related to assistive technology compatibility with user agents.
One of the main issues for discussion is the use of the W3C Document Object
Model for accessing information about the content of a WWW document.

Developers who have currently committed to participation:
Jim Edwards (AI Squared)
Cathy Laws (IBM)
Sheela Sethuraman (CAST)
Glen Gordon (Henter-Joyce)
Doug Geoffrey (GW-Micro)
Hans Riesebos (ALva Corporation)

Will try to participate, but currently have conflicts:
Markku T. Hakkinen (Productivity Works)
Daniel Simkovitz or another representative (Visionware Software, Inc.)

Announcements 

   1.FTF meeting information 
   2.Additional telecons scheduled for 23 February and 1 March 

Discussion 

   1.Update on current state of the UA guidelines and W3C process overview 

   2.Using DOM to access WWW content 
        1.Overview of the DOM and its capabilities 
        2.Interfaces to the DOM 
        3.Read only versus read/write access 
        4.Checkpoint 5.5 Ensure that programmatic exchanges proceed in a
timely manner. [Priority 2] 
        5.Event model implementation for simulating events 
        6.UIML based user interface design 
          http://www.uiml.org/ 

   3.Resources needed to help AT developers use the DOM in their products 
        1.Example code 
        2.On-line resources 
        3.Face to face workshop 
        4.Access to experts 
        5.Other types of resources 

   4.Other Checkpoints in Guideline 5 (28 January CR Draft) 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128/

        1.Checkpoint 5.2 Provide programmatic read and write access to user
agent user interface controls using standard APIs [Priority 1] 

        2.Checkpoint 5.3 Implement selection, content focus, and user
interface focus mechanisms. [Priority 1] 

        3.Checkpoint 5.4 Provide programmatic notification of changes to
content and user interface controls (including selection, content focus,
and user interface focus). [Priority 1] 

        4.Checkpoint 5.6 Follow operating system conventions and
accessibility settings. In particular, follow conventions for user
interface design, default keyboard configuration, product installation, and
documentation. [Priority 2] 


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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