[Accessibility] About our press release

Bill Haneman Bill.Haneman at Sun.COM
Mon Nov 10 14:38:02 PST 2003


Hi:

I still think we stand to lose something if we wait until January.  I
think a release late this month or early December would be better.  The
period from about Dec 8 till late January seems like a poor one for
exposure.

- Bill

On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 22:24, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Following our regular Workgroup meeting last week, I contacted Scott
> McNeil regarding our press release and the timing of its release.
> 
> Scott will join our call Wednesday so we can come to closure
> on this issue with all interested parties participating in the
> discussion.
> 
> In addition to the full, formal release, which will go out at the time
> we agree, we are proposing an immediate community announcement of just a
> few sentences saying something along the following lines:
> 
> "The Free Standards Group is pleased to announce the formation of a new
> Accessibility Workgroup tasked with developing and supporting standards
> to make free and open operating environments accessible to persons with
> disabilities. The initial membership includes participants from
> corporate, developer, and disability communities and is expected to
> expand in order to engage all stakeholder constituencies. Additional
> information will follow in a public press release in early January."
> 
> -- 
> 	
> Janina Sajka
> Email: janina at rednote.net		
> Phone: (202) 408-8175
> 
> Director, Technology Research and Development
> American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
> http://www.afb.org
> 
> Chair, Accessibility Work Group
> Free Standards Group
> http://accessibility.freestandards.org
> 
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