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WAI-ACT Project: Accessibility Cooperation, Implementation, Evaluation, and Research

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:34:00 -0600
Message-ID: <4EC3F408.70705@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) invites you to participate in a new project: WAI-ACT - "Cooperation Framework for Guidance on Advanced Technologies, Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda Setting to Support eAccessibility". Information about the project, including current and upcoming work, is available from:
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/

WAI-ACT will provide advanced accessibility support by building upon past web accessibility work, harmonizing existing work, and helping to shape future work. Specifically, WAI-ACT will develop:
  - An expanded framework for open cooperation among individuals and organizations,
  - Technical guidance on implementing web accessibility,
  - A harmonized methodology for evaluating website accessibility,
  - Coordinated contribution to an eAccessibility research agenda.

Background: WAI-ACT is co-funded by the European Commission as a Specific Support Action under the IST 7th Framework Programme. It is lead by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), and includes project partners Stiching Bartimeus Accessibility (SBA), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (Fraunhofer), and Johannes Keppler University (JKU). WAI-ACT will seek active exchange with relevant networks in Europe, such as eAccess+, and will coordinate with standardization activities, such as EC Mandate M/376.

If you have any questions after reading the project page <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: shadi@w3.org

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Regards,
Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Shadi Abou-Zahra, WAI-ACT Scientific Coordinator



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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