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From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 12:15:02 -0400
Message-ID: <00c401c5c8ff$057ab270$9a01a8c0@deque.local>
To: "wai eo editors" <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>

Not sure if the mail below went through because I did not receive it myself
as is usually the case. So am re-sending.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: reply requested, wrapping up Involving Users doc


> Shawn,
> Upon re-reading the doc, I came up with the following  for you to
consider:
> 1. Ref: For example, take a Web developer who does not know what it is
like
> to use a screen reader.
> Comment: Consider rewording as-
> Consider a developer who is unaware that there are individuals who listen
to
> and interact with Web page content using screen-reading software, or  a
> developer who does not know how content  creation and coding  affects the
> output of such screen-reading    software.
>
> 2. Ref: When Web developers, managers, and other project stakeholders see
> people with
> disabilities use their Web site, most are highly motivated by a new
> understanding of accessibility issues.
> Comment:  Instead of "motivated" consider :
> suddenly realize or become aware how differently their Web pages are
> rendered for
> individuals  with disabilities or by assistive technologies.
>
> I think when I demo  Web surfing with    a screen reader or show a Web
page
> with colors
> turned off, etc., it is a more of an eye-opener for the audience. I will
not
> agree everyone
> or most are "motivated" after the demo. Many question the  statistics of
> PWD,  the business
> benefits or the extra efforts needed or the learning they need to do.
>
> 3. I think the document needs to highlight that  the developers get a
> realistic feel of how content is rendered to PWD and how the AT devices
most
> likely being used in the target-population render the content. Yes,
> developers should code as per "accessibility techniques and guidelines"
but
> if certain techniques are better supported     than others, they should
use
> those techniques. Developers need to be aware that the content accessed by
a
> PWD using AT depends on the interoperability of the At devices in addition
> to  that of coding practices and the browser.
> As with any product, user testing is the ultimate  test of usability. So
it
> is for Web content and testing with PWD. The proof of the pudding lies in
> the eating!
> Sailesh Panchang
> Senior Accessibility Engineer
> Deque Systems (www.deque.com)
> 11180 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #400
> Reston VA 21091
> E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
> Tel: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shawn Henry" <shawn@w3.org>
> To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 7:12 PM
> Subject: EOWG: reply requested, wrapping up Involving Users doc
>
>
> >
> > EOWG:
> >
> > I completed edits from last Friday's EOWG teleconference to the
"Involving
> Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility" document at:
> >        http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/users.html
> >
> > I think it is now near ready to call Version 1.0 done. The content is
all
> in place and all that is needed is a minor copyedit with a fresh
> perspective. Next steps for EOWG are:
> > 1. final EOWG review (via e-mail, I hope it won't need another
> teleconference discussion)
> > 2. EOWG participants in good standing approve document via Call for
Review
> survey form ("WBS")
> >
> > ***REPLY REQUESTED: If possible, I'd like to get step 1 completed by
this
> coming Wednesday and be able to wrap up step 2 the next week. Please reply
> to this message by Wednesday 5 October stating:
> > __ I reviewed the document and any comments are included below (or in a
> separate e-mail)
> > __ I would like to review the document but can't by Wednesday 5 Oct, I
> will send comments before Monday 10 Oct
> > __ I would like to review the document but can't by Monday 10 Oct,
please
> call me to discuss options
> > __ I pass on reviewing the document
> >
> > If you have any concerns with this schedule, feel free to contact me or
> Judy directly.
> >
> > Before reviewing, please see:
> >
> > * requested comment format [thanks to all who have been using this
> format!]:
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2005JulSep/0067
> >
> > and note:
> > - Requirements and Changelog for "Involving Users in Web Accessibility
> Evaluation"
> >        http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-eval-ut
> > - links to previous versions, teleconference agendas with review
> questions, and minutes from teleconferences:
> > http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-eval-ut#refs
> > - recent edits start at:
> > http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-eval-ut#changes
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Best regards,
> > ~ Shawn
> >
> >
> >
>
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