Updated standards harmonization document for review

Dear active EOWG'ers:

A revised version of the standards harmonization document is now 
available that incorporates all feedback through last Friday's EOWG 
meeting and additional comments received online through Saturday. 
This was a more extensive revision than planned, though much of the 
revisions involved re-organizing existing information to get it to 
flow better, and polishing up the wording.

As it's coming out later than I'd hoped, I wanted to clarify what 
Monday's timeline is about. It is _not_ a deadline for receiving all 
comments on the draft, simply the time by which I can get changes 
incorporated into draft translations in progress without having to 
incur extra translation costs, and we're likely to need to do some 
clean-up translations in any case. So comments that you're able to 
make on Monday by around 7pm Eastern will be helpful with regard to 
the draft translations, but there will still be a chance to comment 
further. Send me your comments on the WBS form, or email to me and 
the list. Please let me know if questions.

Here's the draft; a summary of changes follows. I'd like to get some 
comments on the updated version of the doc for a few days before 
opening the 2nd survey which will check readiness to publish this as 
a public draft for review.

Summary of changes in this version:

- shortened executive summary by 25% but kept outline of points & 
enough context to grab the gist on the run
- replaced example barriers and principles with paraphrased 
descriptions of principles (tried using content from slides; too 
truncated to make sense in this kind of document)
- adjusted last heading, and headings in page contents
- rechecked some uses of "take advantage of," keeping some if 
replacing it with "benefitted from" sounded too bland
- rechecked use of "standards" and "guidelines" throughout document
- rechecked descriptors accompanying "policies" -- regularized some, 
but not suitable to fully regularize as the context varies
- rechecked use of "technical references, training curricula, 
educational materials and other supporting resources" and the 
shorthand "supporting resources," but it didn't work well in all 
cases to replace with "supporting resources"; and in some cases, this 
usage collided with use of "resources" to refer to "funds"; may need 
to re-fix some of those
- removed guideline version numbers where unnecessary or erroneous
- added "over" for the "one-billion" statistic, and added ref; and 
removed 28% reference
- rechecked sequence of "fragmentation" points, and re-aligned 
sequence between exec summ and full fragmentation section
- rechecked sequence of "harmonization" points, rebuilt rationales, 
and re-aligned sequence between exec summ and full harmonization section
- rolled in edits from Shawn's html revision, where not otherwise 
explained in reply email to that document
- extensively revised the "using resources" section, breaking it up 
into more H3's, and breaking out the reference links into a separate 
list, un-bulleting descriptions of the steps.
- miscellaneous minor copy-edits

Many thanks,

- Judy

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA  

Received on Monday, 27 June 2011 07:04:30 UTC