Important Note: Join A11yBuzz Mailing List to Discuss Accessibility Body of Knowledge

A mailing list has been set up to discuss the possibility of creating an Accessibility Body of Knowledge. Those interested in the list should go to the A11yBOIK Info Page. Once subscribed, you can get access to the list archives. Most notably I’d like to bring attention to the following message I just posted:

I’d like to propose a process for doing gap analysis for the A11yBOK idea.

I’m a big fan of the Delphi Method, so this will be Delphi-like  (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_method)

Step 1: Everyone interested in doing so, create a list of things you think must be contained in a proper Body of Knowledge for Accessibility. Just a list of specific topics or features, even if it is just at a high level.  If you keep the topics terse and clear, there’s no need for justification *just a list*.

Step 2: Send it to me directly at karlgroves@gmail.com.  This is important!!!  In a Delphi method, anonymity of the submitter is important for subsequent rounds. Also it reduces conversation & arguing about the merits of different features.

Step 3: I will collate the responses and report back with a spreadsheet showing the full list of topics/ features suggested and the number of times each item appeared.

The Rules:

  1. Refrain from thinking of this in a W3C/ WAI context. Don’t focus on what they do/ do not have. Focus on what you think a BOK should have, irrespective of who supplied it
  2. Avoid thinking in terms of politics or implementation or presentation. Focus on information only. What information does a BOK need to supply?
  3. Send this to me by 10pm GMT Friday March 23

There are more than 25 people on this list.  Please, everyone send over your list and also get others involved in doing this as well. The more the merrier.

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