RE: ARIA-AT: Survey to set kick-off meeting time


Thank you, and we do appreciate the challenge of getting people in Europe and on the US west coast together. We decided to add an option in the survey so we could learn how many people can't make any of the times work for them.

That said, it is important to make sure everyone understands that we are not seeking to establish a time for repeating meetings. The survey is to rank options both Michael and I had available for a one-time project kick-off meeting. It is a bit early to know whether any of this community's workstreams, once they are defined, will require regular meetings.

Matt King

-----Original Message-----
From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:34 AM
To: Michael Fairchild <>;
Subject: Re: ARIA-AT: Survey to set kick-off meeting time

Hi Michael,

Note that these times are quite late for fellow Europeans (8pm, 10pm, and 5pm respectively). I could participate occasionally at such times but probably not on a regular basis.


On 08/01/2019 23:43, Michael Fairchild wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We will have an ARIA and Assistive Technologies community group 
> kick-off meeting later this month. We are planning a two-hour agenda 
> with opportunities for introductions, discussion, and ideation -- 
> details coming soon.
> Please help us find a time that works for the most people possible by 
> completing this Google form:
> You may also reply and let me know which of the following times you 
> could be available:
>  1. Tuesday, Jan 22 at 11:00 AM US Pacific time (San Francisco), 1:00 PM
>     US Central time (Chicago), and 2:00 PM US Eastern time (New York)  
> 2. Wednesday, Jan 23 at 1:00 PM US Pacific time (San Francisco), 3:00
>     PM US Central time (Chicago), and 4:00 PM US Eastern time (New 
> York)  3. Thursday, Jan 24 at 8:00 AM US Pacific time (San Francisco), 10:00
>     AM US Central time (Chicago), and 11:00 AM US Eastern time (New 
> York)
> We are excited about your interest in this community group and look 
> forward to working together!
> Thanks,
> *Michael Fairchild, *CPWA
> <>***•*/Acce
> ssibility
> Consultant/
> Deque Systems <>

Shadi Abou-Zahra - Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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