[Accessibleweb] Reminder: AccessibleWeb@u Meeting Today - Thursday
March 24, 11:30-1:00 - MGH 015L - Topic: Technology Creep
rells at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 24 10:11:16 PST 2005
Just a reminder. Hope you can join us. Just to get your mind going, please
think about the following questions:
1. Are you being asked to put Word, PDF, Excel or Flash on your Web
a. More than in the past
b. As much as in the past
c. Less than in the past
2. When you do put Word, PDF, Excel, or Flash on your site...
a. The accessibility tradeoffs are actively discussed
b. The accessibility tradeoffs are mentioned
c. Accessibility is not considered
3. When you do put Word, PDF, Excel, or Flash on your site...
a. You carefully create the files to maximize accessibility
b. Sometimes you create files to maximize accessibility
c. You just put the files on the site as they come
4. Where are the Word, PDF, Excel, or Flash files on your site
a. Marketing people that think Office files, PDF, and
animation make us look more modern and competent
b. Workgroups that like the sharing and editing features
c. Groups that have no background in Web publishing
d. Groups that think HTML is as antiquated as a Model-T
5. Have you developed guidelines on when Word, PDF, Excel, or Flash
are appropriate on the Web site and when content should be
put in HTML?
See you at 11:30 in MGH 015L
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On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Rick Ells wrote:
> Topic: Technology Creep
> Speaker: Dan Comden and Rick Ells
> Date/Time: Thursday, March 24, 11:30am to 1pm
> Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 015L
> Rick and Dan will lead a discussion on Technology Creep, the gradual,
> unthinking slide away from solutions that work to those that do not for
> unrelated reasons.
> o Why do so many people want to put their basic content in PDF files
> when HTML is so much easier to make accessible?
> o Is new technology always less accessible?
> o What policies, procedures, and support can help ensure content
> is accessible even as new technologies appear?
> Bring your own personal experiences on this topic (and a good lunch) and join
> in the discussion.
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