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Subject: Re: [office-accessibility] Re: ODF Accessibility Guidelines


the TC on Monday has accepted a motion to hold a vote to approve the 
accessibility guidelines as a Committee Specification. The minutes of 
the meeting are at


Can you please create a ballot for this.

Thank you and best regards


Mary McRae wrote:
> If the TC wishes to hold a vote to approve as a Committee Specification, then
> that motion must be made and minuted. The chair will then need to notify me to
> create a web ballot, which requires a special majority vote for approval. Once
> it is approved, new versions of the documents would need to be created noting
> the status "Committee Specification" and the date of approval (date the ballot
> closed). 
> If the TC wishes to leave the status "as is" then those documents already exist
> and have been uploaded to the OASIS Library.
> Regards,
> Mary
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Peter.Korn@Sun.COM [mailto:Peter.Korn@Sun.COM]
>> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 5:56 PM
>> To: robert_weir@us.ibm.com
>> Cc: schwer@us.ibm.com; Mary McRae; Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM; office-
>> accessibility@lists.oasis-open.org
>> Subject: Re: [office-accessibility] Re: ODF Accessibility Guidelines
>> Hi Rob,
>> I delivered all of the required formats to Mary McRae when we submitted
>> it as a committee draft. I can trivially re-spin this set with the
>> appropriate document tag if that changes to something formally "final".
>> Mary - please let me know.
>> Regards,
>> Peter Korn
>> Accessibility Architect,
>> Sun Microsystems, Inc.
>>> Hi Rich,
>>> This is good news. Congratulations to the subcommittee for reaching
>>> this milestone.
>>> The TC policy says the following: "All TC-approved versions of
>>> documents (i.e. Committee Drafts, Public Review Drafts, and Committee
>>> Specifications) must be delivered to the TC's document repository in
>>> the (1) editable source, (2) HTML or XHTML, and (3) PDF formats."
>>> Do you have copies of this candidate in these other formats as well?
>>> There has been some talk, but no formal plan, around having an
>>> informative "Guide for Implementors", of which the Accessibility
>>> Guidelines might feature. Other parts might be a Metadata Guidelines,
>>> Spreadsheet Test Cases, etc. In fact, we were just talking about this
>>> on the Metadata Subcommittee call earlier this week, where it was
>>> suggested that we follow the same template as the Accessibility
>>> Guidelines in order to make it easier to combine later.
>>> ODF 1.2 schedule -- we're thinking Q2 for public review & vote as
>>> OASIS Standard, followed by submission to JTC1. But note that the
>>> Guide for Implementors can be done as a Committee Specification at any
>>> time, and we probably won't submit that to JTC1.
>>> -Rob
>>> *Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS*
>>> 01/18/2008 03:29 PM
>>> To
>>> 	Robert Weir/Cambridge/IBM@Lotus, Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM
>>> cc
>>> 	Peter.Korn@sun.com, office-accessibility@lists.oasis-open.org
>>> Subject
>>> 	ODF Accessibility Guidelines
>>> Rob, Michael,
>>> The ODF Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
>>> (http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/office-
>> accessibility/download.php/25664/ODF_Accessibility_Guidelines_v1.0-
>> candidate.odt)
>>> completed its public review on December 21 and no comments were
>>> received. The group has voted that these guidelines be posted to the
>>> public OASIS web site for ODF. If this requires Committee Specifcation
>>> Status we would ask that the ODF TC vote on this.
>>> What is the process moving forward so that we can get the guidelines
>>> public on the OASIS site?
>>> We are going to begin on a revised version of the guidelines targeted
>>> at ODF 1.2. Although the guidelines are non-normative Peter thought
>>> there would be a bundling of the guidelines with a collection of
>>> documents related to ODF 1.2. Is this true? We will need to know the
>>> timeline for 1.2. Looking at the ODF TC internal site we have not seen
>>> a revision to the ODF 1.2 specification since September so perhaps
>>> this has been pushed out. What is the timeline for ODF 1.2?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Rich
>>> Rich Schwerdtfeger
>>> Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
>>> Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review Board
>>> blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/schwer
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