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EOWG Agenda, February 12, 1999, and draft brochure

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 01:01:10 -0500
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WAI EOWG Agenda, February 12, 1999

	Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. US EST
	Phone bridge: US: +1 (617) 252-1038


1) Outreach & Updates
2) Report/debriefing on WAI card production formats
3) Presentation proposal discussion (including recent rejections)
   - how soon can the events calendar go public?
4) Flyer drafting (see really rough draft text below). Discussion:
   - needs much more zip
   - needs much less text
   - yes, will need design assistance but today let's focus on content
   - and perhaps think a little about format: are tri-folds passe?
   - needs more narration on the wonders of accessibility & device
   - needs less lists
5) Agenda for EO meeting at CSUN
6) Planning upcoming meetings schedule


(Notes on brochure, from June 11, under "hard copy promotional materials")
Cl: a general brochure with paragraphs about the W3C, the WAI, the WG's,
and pointers to WAI resources. 
St: seconds Chuck's comment.  A general overarching look at the project for
general audiences. 
Ss: include a few "whys" about why access is important. 
Hb: add up front that "these techniques are useful for hands-free/eyes
free" i.e universal access. 

[really rough draft text for tri-fold flyer follows]
[front panel]

[w3c logo] World Wide Web Consortium
Web Accessibility Initiative

"The power of the Web is in its universality.  Access by everyone
regardless of disability is an essential aspect." 
 	-- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

[inside front panel]

The Web has become a vital medium for education, employment, commerce,
civic participation and recreation. The World Wide Web Consortium's Web
Accessibility Initiative seeks to ensure that the Web is a barrier-free
medium for people with visual, hearing, physical and cognitive disabilities.

Web accessibility solutions offer benefits to other users such as those
with mobile devices, low bandwidth, or with no audio output.  

W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a partnership of industry,
disability organizations, research centers and government. WAI pursues
accessibility of the Web through five complementary activities:

*  Ensuring that Web technologies support accessibility
*  Developing guidelines for accessibility
*  Developing tools to evaluate & facilitate accessibility
*  Conducting education and outreach
*  Monitoring and engaging in research and development

[foldover panel inside front panel]

Quick tips to make accessible Web sites

For complete guidelines & checklist: www.w3.org/WAI

- Images & animations. Use the alt attribute to describe the function of
all visuals.
- Image maps. Use client-side MAP and text for hotspots.
- Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio, descriptions of
video, and accessible versions in case inaccessible formats are used.
- Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out of context. For
instance, do not use "click here."
- Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent structure. Use CSS
for layout and style where possible.
- Graphs & charts. Summarize or use the longdesc attribute.
- Scripts, applets, & plug-ins. Provide alternative content in case active
features are inaccessible or unsupported.
- Frames. Label with unique title or name attribute.
- Tables. Make line by line reading sensible. Summarize. Avoid using tables
for column layout.
- Check your work. Validate the HTML. Use evaluation tools and text-only
browsers to verify accessibility. 

[middle inside panel]


All WAI resources are available at http://www.w3.org/WAI:
Current W3C/WAI Guidelines Working Drafts:
 	Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  	User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
  	Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

Additional resources also available from the WAI home page:

	Technical references on accessibility in HTML 4.0, CSS2, SMIL 1.0
	Demonstration materials
	WAI Quick Tips ordering information	

[far right inside panel]


Interest Groups:

	WAI Interest Group
	Evaluation and Repair Interest Group 

Working Groups:

	Page Author Guidelines 
	User Agent Guidelines 
	Authoring Tool Guidelines 
	Evaluation and Repair 
	Education and Outreach 
	Protocols and Formats

[back panel]

[various contact info for W3C & WAI]

[sponsor's logo's]

Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

WAI Education & Outreach home page: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO
WAI EO Charter: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/charter
EO Deliverables listing: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/EO-Deliverables
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