W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-a11y@w3.org > April 2010

Re: [media] Proposed teleconference on media accessibility

From: Kenny Johar <kennyjohar@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 17:28:56 +1000
Message-ID: <FB590C83D4DE47D8B146064601CEED3E@KennyzMiniPC>
To: "John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "'Eric Carlson'" <eric.carlson@apple.com>, "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "'Dick Bulterman'" <Dick.Bulterman@cwi.nl>, "'Sean Hayes'" <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, 'Philip Jägenstedt' <philipj@opera.com>, "'Geoff Freed'" <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Cc: "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

I joined the html-a11y task force yesterday, and would like to introduce myself to group members I have not had the pleasure to meet thus far. 

My name is Kenny Johar. I work for an organisation in Australia called Vision australia:

I lead the architecture, development and technical innovations group in my current role. I have been using assistive technology for over ten years, and have been heavily involved with accessibility since. I have been a member of PF for a while now, but have not been able to play an active part for a period due to Daisy and other commitments. One of The Daisy working groups that I was heavily involved with in the Daisy consortium, has finished its work on the Daisy Online delivery standard, so I have a lot more time on my hands now. 

I am based in Melbourne, australia, but am on the same time zone as Silvia.

janina has asked me to help out with the media work, and I look forward to helping out wherever I can.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Foliot 
  To: 'Eric Carlson' ; 'Silvia Pfeiffer' ; 'Dick Bulterman' ; 'Sean Hayes' ; 'Philip Jägenstedt' ; 'Geoff Freed' 
  Cc: 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' 
  Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:39 PM
  Subject: RE: [media] Proposed teleconference on media accessibility

  Dick, Philip, Sean,


  If I pay for the stay-awake coffees, can we move this an hour later?


   London: Mon 11:00 PM

   Amsterdam/Oslo: Midnight Mon-Tue

   Boston: Mon 6:00 PM

   Cupertino/Mountain View: Mon 3:00 PM

   Tokyo: Tue 7:00 AM

   Sydney: Tue 8:00 AM


  (Or should we consider moving 24 hours forward to Tuesday San Francisco time?)




  From: Eric Carlson [mailto:eric.carlson@apple.com] 
  Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:11 PM
  To: Silvia Pfeiffer
  Cc: John Foliot; HTML Accessibility Task Force
  Subject: Re: [media] Proposed teleconference on media accessibility



  On Apr 21, 2010, at 7:30 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

  I cannot make that exact time - 7am is when I get my son ready for
  school and on the school bus. I won't be back before 7:45am. So, an
  hour later would be much appreciated for me.

    As it happen I have a meeting from 2:00-2:45 on the 26th so starting an hour later would be better for me as well.





    On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:

    Hello All,


      The Accessibility Task Force chairs have requested that we convene a

      teleconference so that we might have an opportunity to have some real-time

      dialog, as well as afford an opportunity for those who might not have been

      following our sub-threads as closely to ask questions or points of



      As the principles in this sub-group are quite literally spread around the

      globe, there is not 'great' time to schedule this call, however I would

      like to propose Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time, which

      means our European friends must stay up late, and our friends down under

      must rise with the roosters:


       London: Mon 10:00 PM

       Amsterdam/Oslo: Mon 11:00 PM

       Boston: Mon 5:00 PM

       Cupertino/Mountain View: Mon 2:00 PM

       Tokyo: Tue 6:00 AM

       Sydney: Tue 7:00 AM


      Other interested parties can review their local time here:




      While it is hoped that we can be done in 1 hour, perhaps we should

      contemplate a proposed 90 minute call - if we finish earlier then great!


      A proposed agenda will be posted soon, but will likely focus on the 3

      major issues we have ongoing: the Javascript API proposal, the MediaText

      Associations proposal, and the time-stamp format discussion. As the HTML

      WG chairs are now pushing harder for fixed delivery dates of open issues,

      one anticipated outcome of the call will be to convey back to the Task

      Force chairs some concrete ideas here.


      Other questions/suggestions in anticipation to the teleconference welcomed

      - please forward to myself or the list.









Received on Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:57:34 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:55:35 UTC