[Accessibleweb] AccessibleWeb@U - May 26, 2010 Meeting Notes
Richard B. Ells
rells at u.washington.edu
Thu May 27 16:14:21 PDT 2010
AccessibleWeb at U Meeting
May 26, 2010
* What should be on the http://uw.edu/accessibility/ site?
+ First we took a tour through the current site
o Need to update W3C and 508 information
o Some controversy whether the DIS guidelines apply to us
o Accessibility policies at other higher education needs
review and update. List currently on site is a bit old
o Web Accessibility page defines what accessible Web
design is about.
o Procurement information is a bit out-of-date. Purchasing
has not taken much interest.
o IT Tools and Resources page is fairly up-to-date (Terry
has been working on it).
# We have an ARIA page but it is out-of-date
o Link to other disability resources on campus
o Frequently asked questions, mostly about how someone
gets accessibility support
o Getting Help - repeats much of what is in the FAQ page
o Need to review the Procurement information because of
the new eProcurement system, which does offer energy
efficient hardware, but not accessibility
o Be nice to have AccessibleWeb at U more visible
# UW Inclusion Network email list was just created.
Might want to connect/include them
o Who is the audience for this site?
# People who do not understand accessibility
# Technical people who want to know more about it
# People who are sent here because they want to buy
# Intent was to be the go-to resource for
information, particularly technology
@ A resource that could be useful as a place to
# More people are building sites with WordPress,
Plone, or Drupal
@ Standard designs are being created that can be
shared access the systems
@ Many people simply put content into an
# There are still many people at college and school
level hand managing their Web sites
@ Pharmacy still does not have a Web person
@ The new model of centrally administered CMS
with distributed people providing and
maintaining content is only just arriving.
# We should visit the major ones at least every
couple of years
# Need to connect with people who are making
decisions on how to set up CMSs and blog sites
@ Want to have ideas on which templates, widgets
are more accessible
@ Would break into two groups - people setting
up CMSs and blogs and people managing content
in CMSs and blogs
# Could we connect better with other people working
on accessibility at the UW
@ Get feedback from UW Inclusion Network people
@ Groups are meeting regularly, meeting on
Thursdays at 7pm seem to be the most active,
but has a big social aspect
@ Planning is underway for an accessibility
camp, but when is not clear
# Should uw.edu/accessibility be a portal for
accessibility for the entire campus?
@ Different groups addressing accessibility all
have their own Web sites, each from their own
@ What could this site be in the way of a
general accessibility portal for all of the
# Could we be one of the first sites into the new
Plone site? We should talk to Gina.
o Topic for discussion: Accessibility issues of
information architecture of page templates (including
their site level navigation), the content placed within
the template, and the relationship between the two
o Short term project: Can we fit the YUI keyboard
navigable menu into the Marketing page template.
rells at u.washington.edu
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