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Re: Reminder: Focused online discussion of dot gov accessibility. noon ET tomorrow


From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD)
Date: Sep 28, 2011 1:24PM


I was very be-fuddled by this. The instructions didn't make it clear, so I thought maybe I would be able to figure out what to do when the time came up, but it didn't really work out that way. I finally pieced it all together. (I think.)

What they wanted was a specific time when people interested in a particular topic could comment and vote, to reap the benefits of synchronicity. However, the IdeaScale tool doesn't have features that support that. While I was waiting for a chat window to pop open (or something) Jared, Sharron, and Jim were apparently waiting for folks to comment or vote on existing topics or to open new ones. I had already been doing that all along, so I didn't have a whole lot more to contribute during the session.


It is not too late to comment! Sharron Rush pulled together a very nice list of all the ideas about or that intersect with accessibility as of this morning: http://web-reform-dialogue.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Accessibility-Focused-Dialogue-a-Thon/83831-4097 You can also find items that have been tagged with "accessibility" http://web-reform-dialogue.ideascale.com/a/ideafactory.do?mode=tag&;tag=accessibility

The Dialogue is only open through September 30, so don't dawdle!


Sarah E. Bourne
Director of Assistive Technology &
Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
Information Technology Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
617-626-4502  fax 617-626-4516

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Reminder: Focused online discussion of dot gov accessibility. noon ET tomorrow


Thanks for the reminder! I tried to join earlier last week, but the "Join the Community" link wasn't displaying and I couldn't find any information on how to join. It's displaying now after trying to "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down" an idea.

Just as a heads up for all on this list, system feedback messages for this site (errors, the join link, confirmation) appear in a rapidly blinking colored text box with minimal contrast.