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Re: EOWG - Developing Presentations and Training

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 20:58:42 -0500
To: Vivienne Conway <v.conway@webkeyit.com>, 'Andrew Arch' <andrew.arch@gmail.com>, "'Denis Boudreau (Deque)'" <denis.boudreau@deque.com>, public-eo-develop-training@w3.org
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Thank you for the detailed info, y'all!

Some thoughts are below.

On 8/9/2017 3:45 AM, Vivienne Conway wrote:
...
> do most organisations already have this developed, etc.
...
>   * Finally, when you look at the workshop outline, I need convincing that this needs to be there.  I’m open to your suggestions, but it sounds a bit prescriptive to me.  I’m sure that we all have similar resources we’ve developed.  For example, at Web Key IT, we have developed a 5-day certificate program – and I’m positive we’re not alone.

Keep in mind the wide range of target audiences for this resource. A primary audience is people who have never done any accessibility training -- and even people with no background in web accessibility.

One of the things I've been a bit astounded at over the last few years is how many people with little or no knowledge of accessibility are given the role of leading accessibility at their organization, including training others. Most of these people *welcome* very specific guidance. As long as we carefully present it as a *suggestion* that they can take or leave, then I think prescriptive - or at least specific - is good. :-)


On 9/2/2017 9:29 AM, Denis Boudreau (Deque) wrote:
> Tentatively trying to set some dates, so we can define that timeline. I realize it sets us later than we'd like, but realistically, I think this is what we have to consider:
...

I greatly appreciate your being realistic!

I would encourage you to break up the work into stages, and try to get the first stage done sooner, so that we have it when we roll out the new site.

First stage might be fairly simple, mostly:
* Adding links to new resources where relevant, e.g.:
	*- Perspectives Videos
	*- Tutorials
	*- Tips for Getting Started https://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/tips/
	*- WCAG-EM & Report Tool
* Updating resource titles, e.g.:
	*- "Preliminary Review of Web Sites for Accessibility" -> "Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility"
* Deleting:
	*- references to out of datehttps://www.w3.org/Talks/WAI-Intro/
* Fixing broken links and non-existent targets, e.g.,
	*-<https://validator.w3.org/checklink?url=https://www.w3.org/WAI/training/topics>

>  5. Before we get to Github - and I should be able to help you with that, Vivienne - we've agreed to keep discussing through drect emails for now between the two (three) of us. Andrew, if you want us to keep you in the loop about what we discuss, let us know. Otherwise, we'll keep those discussions between Vivienne and myself.

Please do CC e-mails to either:
* public-eo-develop-training@w3.org
or
* public-eo-archive@w3.org

>  6. Github is only where we organize the issues we want to discuss about the resource. Github is not the official place to track and archive important aspects of our discussion. We'll use EO discussion lists for that.

Feel free to use whichever your team finds best. Do note that some people find it a lot easier to manage through GitHub, rather than e-mails.

Thanks again for taking this on!

Best,
~Shawn
Received on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 01:58:53 UTC

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