Re: WAI EOWG Agenda, April 2

Tagging acronyms and abbreviations would be very kind. I generally try to
spell out anything less commonly understood than WAI (within the W3C) or
USA in more general contexts. I don't suppose that is feasible here. Sigh.


On Sat, 3 Apr 1999, Robert Neff wrote:

  Here is a comment on slide 8.  This slide says, "major sponsors include: US
  NSF, US DOE NIDRR, EC TIDE, Government of Canada, IBM/Lotus, Microsoft "
  Do we need to add the accronym tag and suggest this should be written as,
  "major sponsors include: U.S. NSF, U.S. D.O.E.  "  What about the other
  Acronyms?  I would even consider spelling out NSF and DOE.  Periods need to
  be used on acronyms, because if the pwWebSpeak and other browsers are not
  set up to read "US" as United States, it will read it as 'us''; it will try
  to pronounce 'NSF" and will pronounce 'DOE" as the female deer, 'doe'.
  I remember the first time i used pwWebSpeak to test the site at Dpetartment
  of Labor, the accronym 'DOL' was pronounced doll!
  Also, may want to look elsewhere on the slides where we use accronyms.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Judy Brewer <>
  To: <>
  Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 7:54 PM
  Subject: WAI EOWG Agenda, April 2
  >WAI EOWG, Agenda for April 2, 1999
  > Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. US EST
  > Phone bridge: US: +1 (617) 252-1038
  >1) Outreach & Updates
  >- presentations given, presentations upcoming, key events to cover, etc.
  >2) Review of draft "WAI Overview" on-line presentation
  >- <>
  >- clear? sufficiently self-explanatory?
  >- useful? engaging/annoying? major gaps?
  >3) Review of FAQ draft (by phone only, not circulating)
  >4) Exploration of "templates" idea in lieu (at least temporarily) of demo
  >- look at "W3C Core Styles" <>
  >- is it possible for us to do something similar for accessiblity?
  >- if so, what would be in the series?
  >- development time & resources?
  >5) Collection of reliable public sites
  >- nominations?
  >- feasibility of identifying, maintaining?
  >6) Review of materials priorities & status over the next month
  >[tentative only!!]
  >- press FAQ
  >- curriculum: WCAG
  >- curriculum: WAI Overview
  >- tech note: CSS
  >- tech note: HTML
  >- tech note: SMIL
  >- general ref: core note
  >- ??general ref: business case
  >- ??demos: demo sites or templates
  >- film: RNIB film
  >- ??webcast: moving it onto a Web site
  >- resource page: alternative browsers
  >- resource page: clean up reference page
  >- resource page: events calendar
  >- hard copy: reprints of literature stuffers
  >- ??hard copy: bookmarks? (IC: English/French back-to-back)
  >- ??hard copy: brochures (??)
  >- ?translations: coordination
  >- ??reporting tool
  >7) Next meetings
  >- on EOWG home page <>
  >Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741
  >Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
  >World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  >MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA

--Charles McCathieNevile  
phone: +1 617 258 0992
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA

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