Re: REMINDER: Special DOM meeting for next UA Telecon

The thread that was begun by Jon about information that needs to be
exchanged between user agents and assistive technology covers a lot of
this ground.

Charles McCN

On Fri, 26 Mar 1999 wrote:

  I don't thin my proposal will be done for the meeting. I expect it to be
  rather large and comprehensive, but when it is complete we can certainly
  provide it for review 24 hours prior. I would also want to run it through
  PF first. Does WAI-UA review early drafts in development?
  I would like to know the state of what is lacking in the current level of
  the DOM. It is also valuable to find out what is missing in current DOM
  Rich Schwerdtfeger
  Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
  "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
  I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",
  Jon Gunderson <> on 03/26/99 12:18:51 PM
  To:   Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM
  Subject:  Re: REMINDER: Special DOM meeting for next UA Telecon
  Thats great Rich,
  But I want the discussion on Wednesday to be limited to what we can say
  right now with current technologies and specificatipons in the UA
  guidelines.  Your knowledge and understanding of the current stengths and
  limitations will be a big help in helping us determine what we can say to
  developers at this instint in time.
  As PF  develops new specifications and new technologies become available
  the User Agent techniques document can reflect these changes.
  That said we would need to have your proposal posted at least 24 hours
  before to give people a chance to review it prior to the meeting to discuss
  Would that be possible?
  At 11:27 AM 3/26/99 -0600, wrote:
  >Per an action item from both the last DOM working group meeting and the
  >last WAI-PF meeting I am drafting a set of guidelines for loading an
  >assistive technology in the user agent and an API that can be implemented
  >by user agents to provide access to the DOM and all its window components.
  >We (WAI-PF) hope to develop and Accessible Object Model framework capable
  >of supporting XML based protocols and applications. Our goal is to have a
  >cohesive design and strategy to enable. Requirement areas will cover:
  >- Mechanism for loading assistive technologies
  >- Web Accessibility API specification to cover user agents and their DOM
  >- Mechanism for maping accessible XML schemas to DOM elements
  >- Accessible XML schema for providing semantics (Critical for submittals
  >like SVG)
  >This draft is not available for review yet, but it may be might be good to
  >make sure that we have a level set by adding a discussion of this to the
  >Rich Schwerdtfeger
  >Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
  >"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
  >I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",
  >Jon Gunderson <> on 03/26/99 09:22:03 AM
  >cc:    (bcc: Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM)
  >Subject:  REMINDER: Special DOM meeting for next UA Telecon
  >Telecon information
  >Chair: Jon Gunderson
  >Date: Wednesday, March 31st
  >Time: 12:00 noon to1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (U.S.A.)
  >Call-in: W3C Tobin Bridge (+1) 617-252-7000
  >Please submit any items you would like to have discussed at this meeting
  >related to DOM and Desktop Graphical User Agent exposure of information to
  >assistive technology for alternative rendering by Sunday evening.
  >The agenda will be determined Monday morning and sent to the group monday
  >Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
  >Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
  >Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
  >University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
  >1207 S. Oak Street
  >Champaign, IL 61820
  >Voice: 217-244-5870
  >Fax: 217-333-0248
  Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
  Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
  Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
  University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
  1207 S. Oak Street
  Champaign, IL 61820
  Voice: 217-244-5870
  Fax: 217-333-0248

--Charles McCathieNevile  
phone: +1 617 258 0992
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA

Received on Friday, 26 March 1999 17:02:39 UTC