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