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Call for Participation for WAI Education & Outreach Working Group

From: Judy Brewer <JBrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 20:34:39 -0500
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Dear Web Accessibility Initiative Interest Group Participant,

The message below is a Call for Participation for a WAI working group on
Education & Outreach.  

A few things for background -- at the November WAI meetings in Austin, the
WAI Interest Group decided that it would be useful to form an interest
group to focus specifically on education & outreach.  Of the people
initially interested in education & outreach at that meeting, some people
expressed an interest in helping develop materials on accessibility
improvements in HTML 4.0 -- the reference piece at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/html4-access is an outcome of that.
Another group of people expressed interest in reviewing a draft charter,
which they did.  The draft charter also got some review by W3C, who
recommended that it become a working group because it has such specific
deliverables in terms of the educational products it will review or produce.

If you are interested in this area, please read through the charter
carefully, including the time commitment we are requesting people make.  If
you're interested in education & outreach, but want to follow the
discussion more generally, just being on the WAI Interest Group will enable
you to follow the highlights of the discussion and to know immediately when
new materials are available.

And if you have questions or comments, please e-mail me!  Thanks,

- Judy


This message is to announce the formation of a Web Accessibility Initiative
(WAI) Education and Outreach Working Group (EO WG).

The Call for Participation is available at
A short summary of the scope is below.

Please note the Call for Participation closes Friday, March 27th, 1998.
Background information on the WAI is available at http://www.w3.org/WAI.
If you have any questions regarding this Call for Participation,
please contact Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
International Program Office <jbrewer@w3.org> .


Scope of WAI Education & Outreach Working Group:

- planning & prioritizing education/outreach strategies & approaches;
- identification & prioritization of audiences for dissemination/
- compiling existing educational materials, event opportunities; 
- developing & refining outreach message & educational materials in a
variety of formats;
- promoting implementation of accessibility improvements in technology of the
- coordinating with related educational activities; 
- coordinating translation & localization of education & outreach materials; 
- assessing impact of educational activities. 
If you want to join the WAI Education & Outreach Working Group, 
please read the Charter for more detail, then fill out the following form and
send it to <wai-eo-call@w3.org>

WAI-EO Working Group participation form
 First Name: 
 Last Name: 
 Email Address: 
 Telephone Number: 

 Specific area(s) of interest:
 (non-W3C-members identify area of expertise)

 Can you commit to the required level of involvement?


Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355
545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139 USA
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