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Subject: Re: [office-accessibility] OASIS ODF a11y SC meeting tomorrow, 31Aug06 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET

I think Rich and I might also provide a report on my action item from
last week to research W3C guidance concerning background image
accessibility. We had quite the spirited discussion on this topic in our
PF call yesterday. I have not yet come up with the specific references I
was thinking of when taking on the action, but that may not be so
important given the discussion when can report on.

To summarize briefly:

*	There is still discussion on how best to proceed
*	There is strong opinion that all backgrounds convey some kind of
*	meaning which should be captured, though this meaning may be
*	non verbal.
*	There is clear consensus that any explicit semantic content
*	should be exposed, but still discussion on how it should be
*	exposed.
*	The argument is made that semantic content should be exposed in
*	machine readable form--content such as "draft," or
*	"confidential."
*	There are a11y contexts which require supression of background
*	images from display or view. Of course, this this unavoidably
*	already the case with a braille display/print out.


Peter Korn writes:
> Greetings,
> I think this may be a either a short meeting, or a meeting focused on 
> going into more depth on Cheiko's slides/diagrams - which we started on 
> last week, but ran out of time on.
> Connection info:
> Thursday 31Aug; 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET
> 1-866-839-8145 (US toll free)
> 1-865-524-6352 (Intl)
> code: 6560654#
> IRC: http://irc.oasis-open.org
> channel: "&office-accessibility"
> Agenda:
>  * Approval of minutes from last week (attached, and also at:
> <http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-accessibility/200608/msg00043.html> 
> )
>  * Updates (if any) from Accessibility Guidelines authors (drafts due
>    September 7th; draft to share with TC by end of Sept., finished by
>    end of November)
>  * Possible additional/continuing discussion of Cheiko's diagrams
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/office-accessibility/download.php/19899/samples10082006.odp
>    We started this fairly late in the meeting, and ran out of time. 
>    Are we prepared to focus on it for the bulk of this meeting?
>  * Action items from last week:
>     PK: propose new group charter to TC, due today (from Charter 
> discussion)
>     HT, PB: Write up recommendation for nested tables, due 14Sept
>     JS: Find out if CSS has ALT text for background images, due today
>     All: Consider having our organization make an ODF testimonial, due 
> today
> Regards,
> Peter Korn
> Accessibility Architect (and OASIS ODF Accessibility Subcommittee co-chair)
> Sun Microsystems, Inc.


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