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Low Vision Accessibility Task Force - Seeking Participation

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:51:36 -0500
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To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has established a Low Vision
Accessibility Task Force to develop more specific guidance on low vision
accessibility related to content (WCAG 2.0) and browsers (UAAG 2.0).[1]


The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force home page is:

        http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/


The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force expects to:

  *  Document requirements for low vision users;

  *  Identify gaps in the above requirements between user needs and how
they are met by web sites that conform to WCAG 2.0;

  *  Document sufficient and advisory techniques and failures for WCAG 2.0
to meet low vision user needs;

  *  Define low vision use cases which user agents need to support;

  *  Develop an extension to WCAG 2.0 to address low-vision user needs
effectively;

  *  Develop support materials to explain the issues and implementation of
the above resources effectively.


The Task Force seeks to bring together individuals and organizations to
contribute to this W3C/WAI work.


We *invite you to contribute to the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force*.

* Active participation in the Task Force takes about 4 hours per week,
including teleconferences.

* Participation is through either the WCAG Working Group or the UAAG
Working Group.

* More about participation is at <
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/#participation>

If you cannot commit that much time, you can still review draft documents.
To get announcements of drafts for review, see <
http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/announcements>.


[1] WCAG & UAAG:

* WCAG, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, is introduced at <
http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>.

* UAAG, the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines for browsers and other
'user agents', is introduced at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/uaag>.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.


Regards,

Jim Allan, LVTF Facilitator, UAWG Chair
Andrew Kirkpatrick and Joshue O Connor, WCAG WG Co-Chairs; Michael Cooper,
WCAG WG Team Contact
 Jeanne Spellman, UAWG Team Contact

-- 
[image: http://www.tsbvi.edu] <http://www.tsbvi.edu>Jim Allan,
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9264  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
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