[Accessibility] Draft Minutes: 26 February 2003 (at last)

Janina Sajka janina at afb.net
Wed Mar 12 13:02:23 PST 2003


Herewith, belatedly, the draft minutes for our last meeting on 26 February last. Please advise of any omissions and/or corrections.



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				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Email: janina at afb.net		Phone: (202) 408-8175
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The third meeting of the Accessibility Working Group took place by
teleconference on Wednesday,  February 26  19:00 GMT

   21:00 JST (Tokyo)
   15:00 CET (Berlin)
   14:00 WET (London)
   09:00 EST (New York)
   08:00 CST (Chicago)
   07:00 MST (Salt Lake City)
   06:00 PST (San Francisco)

Participating on the call were:

  John Goldthwaite......Research Scientist II, GA Tech
                        Center for the Study of Language and Information
  Bill Haneman..........GNOME Accessibility project and SUN
  Jose Pablo Ezequiel Fernandez (Pupeno/Paul) .. KDE Team
  Jonathan Blandford....Red Hat and GNOME Foundation
  Neil Scott (Advisor)..Chief Engineer of the Archimedes Project, Stanford
  Janina Sajka..........American Foundation for the Blind
  Doug Beattie..........Free Standards Group

Regrets

  TV Raman..............IBM - Code Author of Emacspeak
                        On a plane
  Mario Lang ...........Debian representative
  JP Schnapper-Casteras.UW Trace Center
  Sharon Snider.........IBM Linux Accessibility - Linux Technology Services
                        Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access

1.	Introductions, Announcements and Minutes

	We welcomed Jose Pablo Ezequiel Fernndez, our newest member who will
	represent KDE in our work.

	The minutes of our February 19, 2003 meeting were approved as
	distributed by email.

	Doug announced that our list address,
	accessibility at freestandards.org would be available that same day. The
	web page will follow soon.

Our first face to face is confirmed and will take place In conjunction with
http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/ 18th international CSUN Conference and the
3rd Linux Accessibility
	Conference (LAC3) in the
	La Jolla room, LAX Marriott
	Our meeting will be Friday, March 21 - 09:00-11:00 PST
	We still expect to have teleconferencing available, but this isn't
	yet confirmed.
	
Janina asked people to submit suggestions for the agenda at our face to face.

2. Our Goals/Mission statement

We have not made progress on our mission as of this meeting. We agreed to
consider draft language on the list and finalize this at our next meeting.

3. Issues Discussion

The greater part of our meeting time was taken up with a discussion of scope
for our work. Using Access X (http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/accessx) as
our example ...

*	Do we just say "Include it with the distribution?"
*	Do we require configuration support through the installation?
*	Do we require support for Access X' "standard behaviors," e.g.
	tapping Shift 5 times to turn "sticky keys" on? (See
	http://www.abilityhub.com/keyboard/stickykey.htm for definition
	of sticky keys)

We need to understand how to fit accessibility specifications with LSB expectations and practices. To that end Doug will send some urls on the list
to help us understand how other LSB groups handle such issues.

5. Other Business

We will not meet Wednesday, March 5.

Our next meeting was set for Wednesday, March 12, at 19:00-20:00 UTC.

Janina requested that participants consider donating teleconferencing
hosting for the group as their organizations might have this kind of service
to contribute. Our meetings to date have been hosted by IBM.



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