WebMail Accessibility Interest Group

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

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Teleconference Details

Date: 2006-10-26

Time: 1:00 PM CDT


1. Organizational stuff
2. WebMail working session on November 15 in champaign, IL
3. Continued discussion on Web 2.0
   * Web 2.0 Accessibility Features (Srinivas)
   * Web 2.0 example (Jon):
     - http://cita.uiuc.edu/software/mozilla/test/dhtml/grid/grid-1.html
   * Examples on Telerak.com (Mike)
Reference documents

Review W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Working Drafts:
* Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap) 
* Roles for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles) 

WebMail Accessibility Home Page:
Teleconference info:
Date: Thursday October 26 2006
Date: 2:00 PM EDT; 1:00 PM CDT; 12:00 PM MDT; 11:00 AM PDT
Phone: 217 244-7532
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Server: irc.w3.org
Port number: 6665
Channel: #webmail


WebMail Teleconference 10/26/2006

Regarding the in-person work session in Champaign:
Finalized for November 15, 9:00 to 4:00 at UIUC in Champaign (lunch at Papa Del's)
Expecting: Jon, Hadi, Mike, Julio
Regrets from: Srinivas, Don (will plan to attend remotely)
May use online collaboration/training tool; Jon will send details/instructions.
Need to plan agenda:
Intensive day to work through the widgits, understand what they need to do, how they work, how they work with assistive technologies, how they work together...
Widgits, to include:
* Treeview (Don is working on an example)
* Gridview
* Rich text editor
* Task navigation controls (i.e., how you switch between widgits)
* Others to be determined...

Continued discussion (summarized)...

Web 2.0 Accessibility Features

What accessibility features should application have to be considered accessible?
* Keyboard shortcuts (both sequential access and shortcuts, possibly user-configurable)
* User-adjustable font size
* Global settings/themes (font size, colors, etc)

Issue: how do we draw the line between possible (e.g., ability to tab to every element on the page) and practical (e.g., and do it quickly)?
* For "frequently used options", must have single key access?
* Identify key email features that should have shortcut keys?

Issue: how many users require each accessibility feature? Any statistics?
* Self-identification? (May have privacy issues...)

Web 2.0 Example
see http://cita.uiuc.edu/software/mozilla/test/dhtml/grid/grid-1.html
* As user moves between rows, what should be read? Whole row? "Header" cell? Whole row in user-configurable order?
* Important to recognize how screen readers interact with tables, forms, etc...
Will continue to address on the 15th...

Action Items:
* Don will share his example
* Draft agenda for November 15
* Srinivas will take notes
* Next meeting: 11/02/2006 1:00 PM CST

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