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Re: EOWG Comments on "Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web", April 2009

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 01:44:07 +0200
Cc: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Suzanne Acar <Suzanne.Acar@ic.fbi.gov>, Kevin Novak <kevinnovak@aia.org>, Miguel Ángel Amutio <miguel.amutio@map.es>, Christopher Testa <ctesta@ushmm.org>
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To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Dear Shawn and EOWG,

Thanks for taking the time to review the Group Note in such detail.  
Your efforts are very much appreciated.

The expertise of EOWG is very much welcome and the comments are very  
helpful to improve the document and provide better context and  
information on how the content relates to Web accessibility.

Chairs and me have reviewed the comments and taken the following  
actions so far:
1) Opened ISSUE-30 [1]
2) All replacement text provided has been already integrated into the  
(marked with @@, end in "ISSUE-30", and have a blue background)
3) Suzanne Acar has recently joined us as technical editor upon  
getting several suggestions on having one.

With regard to comment 3.2, I'm copying both Suzanne and Kevin whom  
I'm sure will further review and edit introductory sections making  
them easier to read and understand. Suzanne has already made some  
edits to those sections and I want to take the opportunity to thank  
her again for her help and support.

eGov IG will hold a telcon on Wed, April 29, when the Group will  
review all open issues [2] (including this one) and when Chairs  
expects to resolve the majority of them, then another one on May 6 to  
hopefully resolve last ones.

Please, note that eGov IG does not currently intend to publish another  
draft but the final document on May, 12. The editor's draft is  
available at [3] and I'm updating it regularly.

One of the previously empty sections has been already added, the Multi- 
Channel Delivery section [4]. Please, also note that the  
Interoperability section [5] has changed significantly. Miguel Amutio  
(also copied) is now the main author of both. Although your comments  
have been taking into account and final edits still need to be done,  
you might want to review those.
Unfortunately, it's likely the "Long Term Data Management" section  
will be removed from the final document since content have not reached  
us yet.

We'd be happy to keep an exchange of ideas and open discussion trying  
to best integrate your comments related to Web accessibility while the  
editing process continues but please note that, due to our tight  
publication schedule, it's very likely we could not deal with comments  
reaching us later than May, 5th.

I hope the actions taken satisfy EOWG and plan to keep you updated if  
further significant changes arise in the document. Thanks once again  
for the time you are putting on helping us to improve the document.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/track/issues/30
[2] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/track/issues
[3] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/Group/docs/note
[4] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/Group/docs/note#multi-channel
[5] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/Group/docs/note#interop

Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Editor and eGov IG Staff Contact

El 25/04/2009, a las 19:43, Shawn Henry escribió:
> Dear eGov IG,
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach  
> Working Group (EOWG) reviewed the First Public Working Draft of  
> "Improving Access to Government through Better use of the Web"[1].  
> Please find EOWG's comments online at:
>  http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/comments/eGov-2009-04.html
> Please note that the comments include discussion of some significant  
> issues on how accessibility and people with disabilities are  
> addressed in the document. We encourage all authors and editors to  
> carefully read our notes to help clarify misunderstandings, and  
> avoid additional problems as the document is further edited.
> EOWG welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions related to  
> Web accessibility and writing about people with disabilities and  
> older people. (For example, you should be careful to avoid wording  
> that assumes that all older people have disabilities or  
> accessibility needs.)
> We look forward to reviewing the next draft that includes the  
> missing sections[2], comment resolutions, and additional edits.
> Regards,
> ~Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair
> For the W3C WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-egov-improving-20090310/
> [2] marked "This section will be completed as the document matures."  
> in http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-egov-improving-20090310/
> -----
> 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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