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Re: Call for Review: Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web"

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:35:42 -0500
Message-ID: <49E7DCEE.4010305@w3.org>
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Thank you for the review and comments, Judy.

EOWG & Judy,

Because there are other things that need to be updated, I edited it to:
"The draft document will soon be updated to reflect current best practice; for example, the references will be updated to WCAG 2.0 instead of WCAG 1.0."
Let me know if you have any concerns with that.

> I would also lean towards giving the time-frame as "within 2009" instead of "by 2010."

Until that seems feasible, I would rather not put the earlier time. It's better to beat the date than to miss it in this case. At any time where it seems like we might get it done in 2009, we can change the date.

Thanks,
~Shawn

Judy Brewer wrote:
> Hi Shawn & EOWG:
> 
> In general, the Intro looks great, and thanks for the work on this.
> 
> Specifically, I think that it would benefit from directly saying, 
> somewhere in the intro, that the examples are currently synched w/ WCAG 
> 1.0 but that it will be updated to reflect WCAG 2.0.
> 
> Right now in the intro it says:
>> The draft document will soon be updated to reflect current best 
>> practice. We expect it to be completed and published by 2010, as part 
>> of the WAI-AGE Project.
> 
> Perhaps this further clarification could be built briefly into that 
> paragraph (though the wording "current best practice" looks carefully 
> chosen so perhaps there is background that I am missing on this) by saying:
> 
>> The draft document will soon be updated to reflect current best 
>> practice (by using examples from WCAG 2.0 instead of WCAG 1.0). We 
>> expect it to be completed and published by 2010, as part of the 
>> WAI-AGE Project.
> 
> Adding the clarification at this point in the document would not only 
> explain what is currently out of synch, but also reinforce that WCAG 2.0 
> is the current best practice, which I think it's useful to find 
> additional ways to reinforce.
> 
> I would also lean towards giving the time-frame as "within 2009" instead 
> of "by 2010."
> 
> Regards,
> 
> - Judy
> 
> At 09:20 PM 4/6/2009 -0500, Shawn Henry wrote:
>> EOWG,
>>
>> Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" has been 
>> updated based on feedback from the EOWG mailing list [1] and last 
>> week's EOWG discussion [2], and is ready for EOWG approval at:
>>         http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use-web
>>
>> Additionally, EOWG identified the need to add a status note on the 
>> main document. That is drafted at:
>>         http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/status#status
>>
>> Please send any additional comments *by Tuesday 14 April*. Please 
>> indicate if your comments are high priority for addressing before the 
>> information is officially published, or if your comments are optional 
>> for consideration.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> ~Shawn
>>
>>
>> [1] 
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2009AprJun/0000.html 
>> through 
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2009AprJun/0007.html
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2009/04/03-eo-minutes#item01
>>
>>
>> -----
>> Shawn Lawton Henry
>> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>> e-mail: shawn@w3.org
>> phone: +1.617.395.7664
>> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
>>
> 
> 
> 
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