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Input on Research Questions

From: Michael Crabb (csdm) <m.j.crabb@rgu.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:47:59 +0000
To: "public-silver@w3.org" <public-silver@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAF0F9E4-9E51-4CAA-B0C8-96B9DC24DA0B@rgu.ac.uk>

First – sorry for taking so long to send a reply to this.

I had initially sent an email to David Sloan regarding the timing of research studies, please see below for this:

I have a quick query about the timeline that is at the bottom of the wiki page. Judging by that, it looks like research projects are going to be taking place from Feb through to August, with analysis and reporting from April to December. I don’t know how well this fits in with the academic calendar?

·         Module Projects - Our semester 2 has just started and finishes at the end of April so it’s going to be difficult to place research projects into modules for this semester – the best would be SEM1 of 17/18. The problem there is that we start teaching at the end of September and finish end of December, so it’s going to be difficult to hit the final deadlines there too.

·         Honours Projects – May also pose a problem as they run September-April

·         MSc Projects – We have some that run over the summer but MSc degrees at RGU are quite specialised (Oil and Gas, Cyber Sec etc.) so it may be difficult to get ‘good’ students to work on this

·         Other Ideas – We could try to get the department to fund some student projects over the summer, and look at getting some external funding to do the same? Of course, we can also take on small projects ourselves.

If timings are a bit more flexible then I would be interested in the following questions (no particular order given):

1.       How well does the current content of W3C Accessibility Guidelines meet the accessibility needs of people with disabilities?

2.       How well do W3C Accessibility Guidelines support selection of tools for evaluating accessibility?

3.       How well do W3C Accessibility Guidelines support the creation of tools for evaluating accessibility?

4.       How might we make accessibility guidelines that support online learning?

5.       How well do W3C Accessibility Guidelines support online learning and learning management systems?

6.       How well do W3C Accessibility Guidelines support recreational activities, such as games? What additional requirements/complications are involved?

Best Regards


Dr Michael Crabb
School of Computing and Digital Media
Robert Gordon University
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