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Fwd: Simon Harper Appointed co-Chair of the WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:56:37 -0400
Message-ID: <4DA46825.1070301@w3.org>
To: UAWG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Congratulations Simon!


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Subject: Simon Harper Appointed co-Chair of the WAI Research and 
Development Working Group (RDWG)
Resent-Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:41:16 +0000
Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:41:12 -0500
From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
To: W3C Members <w3c-ac-members@w3.org>
CC: chairs Chairs <chairs@w3.org>

Dear Advisory Committee Representatives and Chairs,

I am pleased to announce that Simon Harper (University of Manchester) 
has been appointed as co-Chair of the WAI Research and Development 
Working Group (RDWG). WAI staff are continuing to explore options for a 
second co-Chair to lead the group together with Simon. The RDWG was 
approved in September 2010 [1] but the launched postponed until the 
announcement of the Chair(s).

Simon leads the Manchester Web Ergonomics Lab and has a 15 year research 
interest in accessibility. He is the Lead Research Committer in the 
Eclipse Accessibility Tools Framework project, co-founded the Web4All 
(W4A) conference series, and has published over 80 peer reviewed papers, 
four book chapters, and the Springer book - Web Accessibility: A 
Foundation for Research.

Simon will continue to serve as a member of the WAI User Agent Working 
Group, where he actively participated over the past two years.

We plan to send a call for participation in the RDWG separately.

More information about RDWG is available on its home page:

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director,
Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Domain Lead,
Shadi Abou-Zahra, WAI International Program Office Activity Lead and 
RDWG Team Contact;
Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2010JulSep/0056.html
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
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