[Accessibility] FSG Accessibility workgroup 12/17/03 Draft Minutes
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Thu Dec 18 08:09:00 PST 2003
One more change, "Allen Cox" to "Alan Cox".
On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 11:00:22AM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Was Michael present? I don't recall him checking in on the call.
> John Goldthwaite writes:
> > From: "John Goldthwaite" <john.goldthwaite at catea.org>
> > December 17, 2003 Draft Minutes FSG Accessibility workgroup
> > Doug Beattie
> > Sandy Gabrielli
> > John Goldthwaite
> > Randy Horwitz
> > Michael Meeks
> > Janina Sajka
> > Gunnar Schmidt
> > Sharon Snider
> > Matthew Wilcox
> > Allen Wilson
> > Action items:
> > John try to get a quote from Georgia Tech administration or computer
> > science dean
> > Janina- ask Greg Vanderheiden for a quote
> > Minutes from last meeting accepted as posted.
> > Action items
> > - NSF proposal submitted on Friday Dec. 12 via email.
> > Janina sent Ephrim Glinert a note asking for comments. We submitted a
> > good proposal, well need to do this a few more times over the next year.
> > On the working groups, Mario sent out some information to the keyboard
> > group. Earl Johnson has posted a couple of emails with ideas, including a
> > spreadsheet of features that we might adopt. That went to just the keyboard
> > list.
> > There has been some interesting debate about how to handle Gnopernicus
> > command structure on the Gnome list with contributions from Bill, Peter and
> > one of the KDE people.
> > We have a new domain name- www.a11y.org (a one one y.or) Our mail will be
> > accessibility at a11y.org thanks to Stuart Anderson.
> > Randy why a11y?
> > Janina- The first use of this type of abbreviation was in the international
> > group i18n for internationalization. Instead of typing internationalization
> > all the time, they shorted it to the first letter, last and 18 for the
> > letters in between. Wanted to have a draft on the invitations by today but
> > havent had time. Will edit the NSF proposal to create a description for
> > the invitations.
> > Thought wed invite Allen Cox. Will hold off until we are sure we have the
> > funds. We need to start working on the list of people who should be
> > invited. We will send a call to all the lists so that people can submit
> > position papers to attend. We will also invite some people we would like to
> > attend.
> > Sandy have we decided on February or April?
> > Janina We were looking at April. We also have invitations at Georgia Tech
> > and at IBMs Almaden Research Center.
> > Sandy- we have facilities at the University of Hawaii and have looked into
> > travel costs. I can email that to the list.
> > Janina- in terms of deciding where, in addition to facilities and internet,
> > the ease of getting to the location would rank pretty high. Doing things in
> > Hawaii is easier for people on the Pacific Rim. Unfortunately, we dont
> > have anyone in Australia or Japan yet, though wed like to get some people
> > involved next year. We will need to work on this when we know whether we
> > have funding.
> > Sandy- will send out some information from the travel agency and will ask
> > Neil about people that might be invited.
> > Janina - Meet next week? Should we postpone the next meeting until January
> > 7 since the next two meetings will fall on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve?
> > We would have to change to another time.
> > There were no objections to adjourning until the 7th.
> > Janina - That will be 2 weeks before LinuxWorld so well need to get busy on
> > the invitation list. We do have a press release approved.
> > Doug- do we have any quotes from Georgia Tech, Hawaii or other universities.
> > John- I am working on that.
> > Janina- Ill ask Gregg Vanderheiden for a quote.
> > Doug- Thanks to group for all the work weve gotten done this year to help
> > people around the world.
> > Janina- I wanted to thank everyone as well, weve got some good documents
> > started and have made a lot of progress this year. Looking forward to an
> > exciting and productive new year.
> > Happy holidays, everybody-
> > John Goldthwaite
> > Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Tech
> > john.goldthwaite at catea.org
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> Janina Sajka
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