RESOLVED: Minutes from 11 September 2007 A11y Call approved
JS: apologize for not getting out to list before call so could discuss, but have been experiencing severe networking problems that has left me without access to my own data; will have to post to the main accessibility list and reap comments via the list before 1700 UTC, Thursday, 20 September
JS: proposal to Mozilla, possibly Gnome and elsewhere -- need scoping statements -- thoughts, Bill?
BH: how much do we know about available resources for performing the work?
JS: Eitan Isaacson committed to do some of it, need to find him helpers
BH: as long as Eitan can help, that helps the cause and will attract helpers
JS: are there restrictions on funding for which we can ask?
BH: gut tells me that most critical thing is get framework in place that allows test to be written and to write a modest sampling of tests, but most important task is getting framework in place so can move forward from one standard place
JS: invited DogTail and others -- emails out requesting more conversation
BH: at the end of process wouldn't necessarily have a lot of test coverage, but be in good position for future testing and will have tackled the hardest part and most crucial part -- thoughts?
SB: agree with that approach
BH: 2 questions: first for Janina -- when do we need to have this to pass by Mozilla Foundation? Second, do others want to be included in email round-robin of drafting and polishing?
JS: like to have completed before a11y summit in Boston, the first full weekend in October
BH: one thing I need to do before sitting down and writing is to have conversation with Eitan, then I'll be ready to go
JS: have multiple deliverables for W3C and the 2 Open A11y CSUN proposals, so no available cycles for authoring this week
BH: wouldn't have draft before next week -- will send preliminary notes to Janina and Eitan and anyone else who wants to be included
RESOLVED: Target date for scoping and funding proposal final draft is the end of September 2007
JS: Aaron Leventhal had suggestion about a contact at Gnome, can't access right now; Bill, can you get a sense of how much it will cost? need to throw some budgetary info at least into a 2 or 3 pager
BH: anyone else want to sign up -- Stew? WillieW?
SB: more than willing to throw in LSB concerns
JS: BillH and I will contact Willie Walker -- he's our firmest link to Eitan Isaacson
OS: issue will be closed before next Open A11y call
JS: don't expect to hear anything, but that is the right thing to do
JS: Handlers SIG moving forward -- work on Expert Handlers proposal for CSUN 2008 topic of entire meeting yesterday
JS: report from PeteB at this morning's IAccessible2 call; moving forward -- talked with Earl Johnson -- Gunnar and I will touch base to begin process of moving that spec to the board for approval
GJR: need to follow up on action item with EarlJ;
JS: please do -- needs to be part of CSUN presentation
GJR: ok, will contact EarlJ directly (continuation of action item from 11 September 2007 meeting) with a deadline of thursday night for getting naming and ordering conventions fixed and obtaining any KBD documents that need to be pushed to Open A11y web space
JS: confirmed with Harald Fernengle regarding the new QT A11y API for our call next Tuesday, 25 September. As previously discussed, we will devote our entire teleconference on the 25th to this topic, with a particular emphasis on desktop integration.
GJR: need to update agenda for next week to reflect this; will add any pertinent information from last conversations on topic
JS: will be a very full hour next week with Trolltech; expecting several members of Open A11y plus contacts from Trolltech; should be very productive meeting