Re: EOWG: 3 October 2003 Teleconference - Outreach Update

Hello Judy,

I spoke at the Victorian Tertiary Web Managers Forum yesterday about
accessibility issues and how they could get started with identifying issues
on their own sites. The Forum (
was held at La Trobe University with over 50 web managers present from 12
different institutions. I used the WebAIM video
( in my introduction as it contains
interviews targeting tertiary institutions. I introduced WCAG and some
common issues and then told them (and showed them) some simple techniques
to start testing their sites.

Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting, National Information & Library
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565 | |

Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

NILS - A Joint Venture between the
Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, The Royal Blind Society of NSW,
and Vision Australia Foundation.

                      Judy Brewer                                                                                            
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An agenda for our 3 Oct 2003 teleconference follows.

Time:           8:30am - 10:30am US Eastern Time
Bridge:         +1.617.761.6200
                 conference code EOWG# (3694#)


1. Outreach updates (brief)
         - please send to EOWG mailing list in advance when possible

2. Presenting the Case for Web Accessibility
         - [updated sub-page will be available for review]

3. Face-to-face meeting planning
         further discussion on preliminary plans for meeting in first half
of 2004:
         * W3C Technical Plenary, 1-5 March, France:
                 EOWG 1, 2 March? (have requested slot)
                 joint meet with WCAG WG?
                 maybe meeting on WAI site redesign, with guests?
         * CSUN,15-20 March, Los Angeles, California:
                 no EOWG f2f.
                 yes WAI IG f2f: 20 March
         * Best practices evaluation exchange?
                 January 2004 in Madrid?
                 before or after 7-9 July 2004 (ICCHP) in Paris?
                 days? format? EOWG also?
         * Opportunities/interest in EOWG meetings in Asia?

4. Benefits of Standards Harmonization
         [updated draft will be available before the meeting]

Reminder: IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Channel
           - used only to accompany, not replace, EOWG teleconference
           - channel: #eo
           - server:
           - port: 6665
         W3C Zakim Teleconference Bridge instructions (how to mute, etc.):


Judy & Shawn

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA

Received on Thursday, 2 October 2003 19:55:10 UTC