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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."

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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.

~Shawn


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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