Re: AccessLearn CG—announcing new chair

Hi David,

Thanks for the update and the introduction to Mary. I have looped in the
Education and Outreach WG team leads - chair and staff contacts - so that
they may also be aware of the changes.  Please invite Mary to attend EO
meetings anytime that you all might like to develop support from that group
for your work.


On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 3:15 AM, David Sloan <>

> Hi all
> A quick update on management of the Accessible Online Learning Community
> Group.
> Sarah Horton has decided to step down as co-chair, due to her heavy
> involvement in the WCAG Working Group, and Mary Ziegler of MIT has agreed
> to take over as co-chair. Thank you, Mary!
> This summer Mary has been working with me on Workstream 2, defining
> knowledge gaps, and brings substantial expertise and experience in
> accessibility in the higher education. I’m looking forward to working with
> her as we continue with the two work streams, and we’ll be sharing more
> updates on those soon.
> On behalf of the group, I want to thank Sarah for all her work in getting
> AccessLearn up and running, and I know that she’ll still maintain a close
> interest in AccessLearn’s plans and activities.
> Given the informality of the group, we decided that on this occasion a
> straight replacement was the most appropriate course of action to take, and
> we trust that everyone in the group is comfortable with this change. But
> for the future, we would certainly be open to establishing a more formal
> process of appointing or electing a new chair, if the group considered this
> to be appropriate.
> Thanks and best wishes
> Dave
> David Sloan
> UX Research Lead
> The Paciello Group
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