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Re: EGov IG Draft comments

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:45:46 -0500
Message-ID: <49E7DF4A.2060105@w3.org>
To: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Thanks, Sharron! My main issue is that I don't want EOWG to suggest changes other than accessibility related changes. This change seems to go beyond accessibility, and thus I think it's best left for comment outside of EOWG.

To make that more clear, I've added to our comments: "Note that as feasible we re-used your language in our suggested alternative, even in places where additional editing is warranted."

And right after that we have: "Some EOWG members have additional concerns that are not within the scope of these comments focusing on accessibility. We asked individuals to submit those comments separately."


In the Introduction, I edited this sentence: However, we also identified phrasing that could lead to serious misinterpretations; for example, some in EOWG understood "Provide input on how to ease standards compliance" to mean that the standards themselves should be made less stringent but others understood it differently.


Sharron Rush wrote:
> Hello all,
> If you have a few minutes to look over the current draft of our comment 
> to the Egov IG, please send your thoughts in prep for tomorrow's 
> meeting.  The IG is on a tight deadline and I would like to get our 
> comment to them soon.
> Thanks Shawn for your input, it was helpful  About this item, you 
> suggest the possibility to delete a phrase from section 1.2.2.  The 
> question is whether to delete "Equivalent avenues for participation by 
> citizens without Internet access must be maintained into the indefinite 
> future."
> We are asking them to separate out the needs of people with disabilities 
> for specific attention.  But we do not want in any way to deny that 
> there are other barriers to online participation that do not have to do 
> with disability.  This was my attempt to recognize the importance of 
> other issues as well but perhaps there is another way to do that.
> I would appreciate the group's input.
> Their draft is here: http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-egov-improving-20090310/
> and our comments are here: 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/comments/eGov-2009-04.html
> Thank you!
> Sharron
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