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Re: New Telcon Time: Vote!

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 19:12:30 +0000
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, SVG IG List <public-svg-ig@w3.org>
Cc: janina@rednote.net, www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090306190534.M85448@hicom.net>
aloha, doug!

how exactly is a non-mouse user supposed to "paint" his or her 
preferences on the timetable?

there is no way for me to get to the timetable via the keyboard and 
"paint" my times -- in fact, i don't even know what the word "paint" 
means in this context...  what is the keyboard stroke mouseless 
alternative to "painting" with the mouse?

doug wrote:
> The SVG WG has been using this tool, and its visual output is 
> much easier to interpret than our last attempt at selecting a 
> telcon time, and a lot more fun.

to which i reply:

it's NO fun for me because i cannot process its visual output, so i 
take issue with the claim that it is much easier to interpret than 
the last attempt at selecting a time via w3c's wbs system...  i also
take umbrage at the use of tools in w3c fora that do NOT comply with 
WCAG 2.0, and thus preclude some users from using them

can you fix this modality specific "task" to make it device 
independent?

thank you, gregory
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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
To: SVG IG List <public-svg-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 00:03:23 -0500
Subject: New Telcon Time: Vote!

> Hi, SVG IG-
> 
> Spring has sprung!  The grass is riz!
> I wonders when the telcon is?
> 
> Using Cameron McCormack's phabulous patent-pending phone-conf 
> planning app, let's all decide together:  
http://www.schepers.cc/w3c/svg/ig/
> 
> Here are the instructions:
>   * click on the "someone else" link, and enter your initials in 
> the popup  * select a time category from the right-hand (or left-
> hand, if you speak arabic) toolbar (choose from such classic 
> favorites as "Impossible", "Bad", "Acceptable", "Good", "Best")  
> * "paint" your schedule onto the time-canvas by holding down the 
> mouse while mousing over the times  * in the text input at the 
> bottom, enter your time-zone offset from UTC (remembering that 
> the US changes next week, and the EU 3 weeks later)
> 
> The SVG WG has been using this tool, and its visual output is 
> much easier to interpret than our last attempt at selecting a 
> telcon time, and a lot more fun.
> 
> Please fill this out at your earliest possible convenience, so 
> we can start the new telcon times for the next SVG IG telcon.
> 
> Thanks-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs, SVG IG co-monkey
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