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Call for Review: Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:14:05 -0500
Message-ID: <488F25AD.9070809@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Education and Outreach Working Group and the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group invite you to comment on the following updated draft published 28 July 2008:
* Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities

This WAI resource is particularly useful for demonstrating the overlap between accessible and mobile-friendly Web content, for developing a business case for accessibility, and for more efficiently developing your Web site for both accessibility and mobile devices.

The document provides examples of how people with disabilities (using desktop or laptop computers) and people without disabilities who are using mobile devices experience similar barriers when interacting with Web sites. It links to recommendations from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) for designing Web content that is both accessible and mobile-friendly.

The overlap between design goals and guidelines covering accessibility for people with disabilities, and design goals and best practices for mobile devices is introduced in:
* Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices

The Working Groups particularly seek feedback on:
- Is it clear what information is provided in each document, and where to get other related information?
- In the "Shared Web Experiences" document, is the detailed information clear yet succinct?
- Are there other examples that we might want to include in the "Shared Web Experiences" document?

Please send comments on these documents by 20 August 2008 if possible, to the publicly-archived mailing list:

For more information on the Working Groups, see:
* Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach Working Group
* Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group

Note: Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Thank you in advance for your comments.

Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair

Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
phone: +1-617-395-7664
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
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