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Agenda for WAI EO WG meeting August 27 1998

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 10:21:34 -0400
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WAI Education & Outreach Working Group meeting, Thursday,
August 27, US EDT 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

+1.617-258-7910 [note this is back to our regular phone bridge; do not call
number from last week]
+33 (0)1 56 78 14 93


1. Reference Card -- see Stella's message of Aug 21 for latest, also
appended below.
- wrap it up to send over to Page Author Guidelines Working Group for comment
- is there sufficient introduction? pointers to project resources? 
- is the content what we need? etc.

2. Demonstration Materials
- use of demo good/bad Web sites: freeze 'em, make 'em? 
- if people do them as external examples, do we need a way to evaluate them?
Here are our notes on demonstration materials from July 30th call:
Demonstration materials
- what's needed (demos of access technologies? demos of people using Web w/
access technologies?
- what already exists, who are key resources for developing
MRK: Real Audio & video - can we use
PB:  Helen Petrie putting together video of blind people using Web pages
WL:  If Productivity Works had an on-Web demo version rather than down-loaded 
+ JB will ask Mark or Ray if possible or existing
+ WL will gather existing demo material
+ item needs more discussion at another EOWG meeting 
- so, lets' discuss it more, and zero in on what we need/want

3. Baseline data on Web accessibility 
- update: Web Characterization briefing package coming up

4. Draft policy reference page
- comments on initial format
- (still assembling!) http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/EO-Policy.html

5. Requested comment on sample tutorials
- Dave Raggett's draft tutorial on HTML http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/ 
- and CSS http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/style.html

[here's Stella's latest draft]

Title: Basics of Accessible Web Design
Author: Stella O'Brien
Version: 3
Status: draft
Date last modified: 20 August 1998
Audience: general; html beginners
Purpose: overview of typical access problems; suggests how problem may be
Format: very concise (see minutes of EOWG meeting, 13 August 98)
Word count (exluding document information): <200

Maximise your audience. Some users can not see or hear your site's
graphics, sounds, or moving images.

Supply text versions of visuals. People who can not see them need to know
the content or purpose of a picture or display. Well-written text
alternatives provide this information.

Make text easy to read for users with vision impairments. Keep the
background simple and use a high contrast colour for the text.

Make pages easy to skim for all users. Make the main text clear, short, and
relevant. Provide an organised framework of summaries, headings, and lists.

Provide easy navigation and useful link names. Navigation is easier for
users when there is constant access to information about their current
position. Meaningful link names give a clear idea of the content and
location of a link.

Accept input by people who can not use a mouse. Support keyboard access or
voice control. Supply a list of text links for clickable regions in images.

Test the accessibility of the web site for different types of users. Use
several browsers, in various ways (e.g., with graphics loading turned off),
and with alternative input (e.g., keyboard).

Get more information. For more detailed guidelines see ***.

Stella O'Brien, KO2
email: smo-brien@lioness.demon.co.uk

Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355
545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139 USA
Received on Thursday, 27 August 1998 10:23:06 UTC

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