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RE: Questions asked on factors pages

From: Shawn Lawton Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:02:31 -0500
To: "'Harvey Bingham'" <hbingham@acm.org>, <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001301c420f3$140bdcc0$418d7544@SLHenry>

Harvey,

Thanks for pulling this together! I will look at all the questions, how
they relate, and how to present them.

Best,

~ Shawn


> -----Original Message-----
> From: wai-eo-editors-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:wai-eo-editors-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Harvey Bingham
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 11:45 AM
> To: wai-eo-editors@w3.org
> Subject: Questions asked on factors pages
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Shawn: I've extracted the questions asked on each page 
> referenced on the 
> overview page:
> 
>      http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/Overview.html
> 
> I wonder if this might be a summary page by itself
> 
> 
> 
> Questions Addressed in Each of the Factors Pages Referenced 
> From This Document:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Overview
> 
> Start by asking what the key interests or motivators of an 
> organization 
> are. For instance, is the organization...
> .        subject to legal or policy requirements with regard 
> to accessible 
> information services?
> .        trying to improve access to its goods and services 
> for existing 
> customers or audience?
> .        trying to broaden its marketplace for goods and services?
> .        wanting to show its leadership as a socially responsible 
> organization?
> .        needing to improve the technical performance of its Web site?
> [The order above should probably correspond to the order 
> below, nor perfect 
> match. - I've also made the text parallel.]
> .        wanting to show its leadership as a socially responsible 
> organization?
> .        needing to improve the technical performance of its Web site?
> .        needing to assess financial issues in improving 
> access for goods 
> and services for existing customers and broaden its marketplace?
> .        meeting legal or policy requirements with regard to 
> accessible 
> information services?
> 
> 
> 
> Social Factors
> 
> .        Is the organization interested in enhancing its 
> image with regard 
> to social responsibility?
> .        Does the organization understand how Web 
> accessibility fits into 
> social responsibility?
> .        Does the organization already have a corporate social 
> responsibility statement or program?
> o       If yes: How does Web accessibility fit within the specific 
> parameters that the organization
>                     focuses on in its social responsibility efforts?
> o      If no: Would it be effective to include the benefits 
> and motivations 
> behind corporate social responsibility?
> .        Are there other programs or initiatives within the 
> organization 
> that overlap with social factors?
> .        Which avenues of maximizing the benefits of Web 
> accessibility as 
> CSR are most relevant to the organization?
> .        Does the organization target other groups that 
> benefit from Web 
> accessibility?
> 
> 
> 
> Technical Factors
> 
> .        How important is it to the organization to:
>          o       reduce site development and maintenance time?
>          o       reduce server load?
>          o       enable content on different configurations? provide 
> interoperability?
>          o       be prepared for advanced Web technologies? provide 
> future-compatibility of you technology?
> .        How important is it to the organization to have 
> high-quality Web 
> sites that meet international standards and guidelines?
> 
> 
> 
> Financial Factors
> 
> .        What are the main goals and motivations for the 
> organization's Web 
> site?
> .        Are there other efforts in the organization that 
> overlap with the 
> financial benefits of Web accessibility?
> .        What stage is the organization's Web development?
> .        How concerned is the organization with cutting Web-related 
> costs@@@, now or might it in the future and omit the 
> redundancy below@@@?
>          o       Is the organization possibly legally 
> obligated to make 
> their Web site accessible, or might it in the future?
>          o       Is the organization obligated to provide alternative 
> formats of printed material, or might it in the future?
>          o       Does the organization provide some Web pages 
> in different 
> languages, or might it in the future?
> .        What is the current level of Web accessibility in 
> the organization?
> .        Does the organization have several different Web projects?
> .        How will the organization's specific Web site issues impact 
> on-going costs?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Legal and Policy Factors
> 
> .        Is Web accessibility required for this type of organization?
> .        Are there specified guidelines, conformance levels, 
> and dates for 
> compliance?
> .        Are the requirements adequate to meet the needs of 
> people with 
> disabilities?
> .        Is it helpful to include the risk of failing to 
> provide accessible 
> Web sites?
> .        Are there other Web accessibility policies the 
> organization should 
> comply with?
> .        Will policies later become applicable?
> 
> Regards/Harvey
> 
> 
> 
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