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AGI Project Status

Table of Contents:

  1. About the AGI Project
  2. About Accessibility Month
  3. Project Elements and Files
  4. Project Status
  5. Who Participated
  6. Mailing Lists
  7. Useful Accessibility Links

Project Status

Email sent by Kynn Bartlett to the agi-project mailing list on May 20.

Hi, everyone--

I got somewhat behind on this project the last few weeks, but hopefully I've straightened out enough of my schedule that we won't have repeat problems like this. In fact, given the feedback from some of you, the pace may be just fine.

As a reminder, the project is described at:


Our goal, of course, is twofold: For us, together, to improve our own knowledge of accessibility issues and make our websites more accessable to a universal audience; and to provide specific feed- back on the W3C's accessibility guidelines.

So far, we've completed this much:

  • Questionnaire #1: Preliminary Information
  • Questionnaire #2: Pre-Implementation Guidlines Review

The next two items on the agenda are as follows:

  • Accessibility Plan
    Create a document that describes the accessibility policy and procedures for your website, and how you will implement the WAI guidelines on your site. The AGI project coordinators will work with project participants on developing these proposals. (These may be used as examples of accessibility plans or policies, posted on the Guild's website.)
  • Pre-Implementation Critique (existing websites only)
    Existing sites should be submitted to the hwg-critique mailing list, requesting an evaluation of the site with accessibility issues in mind. An introduction to, and explanation of, the AGI project will be posted to hwg-critique before the AGI evaluations are requested.

These are the next things we need to do; they don't have to be done in any particular order, however. I will be sending to the list tonight the following pieces of email:

  • A template form by Fred Barnett that you can use for critique requests;
  • A more detailed set of instructions for getting a critique of your site done; and
  • Some pointers and advice on how to draft your accessibility plan, including how to submit it, and some examples.

Other status items:

  • I will be updating the AGI page soon, yes. I need to finish entering all of the participants in a database, and that should be done within a week.
  • There is a mailing list available for discussions; you can join the agi-talk mailing list by sending 'subscribe agi-talk' to majordomo@mlists.com.
  • You may be interested in the W3C's web accessibility initiative interest group mailing list; see http://www.w3.org/WAI/ for more details
  • Bobby has been tweaked in various directions; please visit http://www.cast.org/bobby/ if you haven't lately.

Any other questions about the project, feel free to ask me; questions about accessibility, feel free to bring them up on the -talk list if you want to discuss 'em.

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