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Re: W3C membership and Director have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group

From: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:23:39 -0500
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well  I guess  the equiv of    WCAG  - is now   AG

the equiv of   WCAG  Working Group  —    is   AG  Working Group

we never tried to shorten Working group.    (e.g.  there was never   WCAGWG or   WCAGG)

I guess the if we ever used   WCAG WG  it would now be  AG WG  but we never pronounced more than   WCAG  so     we only need to figure out how to pronounce  AG.    Which is AG

but perhaps the full name isnt long enough now  (and AG sounds like agriculture) so I suspect people will just say the name    Accessibility Guidelines     

Unless that is too vague so they say     W3C  Accessibility guidelines       which is wha    WAG?      W3 AG?      or….     no…..     W3C AG    (how is that for irony) 

At any rate  it looks like

WCAG   —>   AG
WCAG WG   —>    AG  WG      which would be pronounced    WCAG Working group —>     AG  Working Group 

Mooooo ?

Maybe petition for a rename to   Web Accessibility Working group - and then we are all   WAGs 


Gregg C Vanderheiden

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> Subject: Re: W3C membership and Director have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group
> Yay and Congrats.
> many IBMers have already joined.  
> second order of business - how to pronounce ACWG?  ack-waag or ace-wug or ace waag?  
> Someone with phonetic skills needs to help us here.  
> and of course we need to commission a song writer - remember wa wa wech gag?
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> Date:        01/27/2017 10:04 AM
> Subject:        W3C membership and Director have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group
> Dear WAI Interest Group,
> Great news for Accessibility: the W3C membership and our Director, Tim Berners-Lee, have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group! 
> However, under the new charter our name has officially changed. We are now the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group or AGWG...:-)
> Please consider having your organization join the W3C and the new AGWG. The W3C has put out a Call for Participation in AGWG. We need all the expert help we can get building WCAG 2.1, and improving our resource docs and techniques. 
> Please see the following information about how to join the group: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/participation <https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/participation>
> Our new public home page is at: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/ <https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/> 
> Happy Friday!
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