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Re: 2nd Call: Full Potential: Who's counting?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:53:09 +0100
Cc: timbl@w3.org, public-cdf@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, process-issues@w3.org, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Message-Id: <E906BBE0-6737-4C8D-9D7F-D3ADF99BFE5D@btinternet.com>
To: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>

I would like to propose that Working Group Charters** require  
participants including staff and members to devote at least twenty  
percent of their W3C time to enabling people with low literacy to  
participate in the web. This time should be shared equally between  
enabling exploring and authoring.

This requirement is in respect of the stated objectives of W3C to  
enable all people to communicate on the web and in recognition that  
approximately twenty percent of the population are illiterate.


Jonathan Chetwynd


+44 (0) 20 7978 1764

**Members of working groups are interpreting the current charters to  
prevent discussion of whether their charter is actually meeting the  
needs of end-users.
I have personal experience of this in respect of public lists and or  
phone conferences for WAI, SVG and CSS groups

David Woolley expresses a similar concern here:

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