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Re: Cognitive Accessibility Community Group updates

From: Noreen Whysel <nwhysel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:34:42 -0400
Message-Id: <2B6F2D0B-58A3-43CF-9D22-946932E37F11@gmail.com>
Cc: public-coga-community@w3.org
To: Rain Michaels <rainb@google.com>
Hi Rain,

I just joined the group yesterday and am looking forward to participating more. I recently worked with Shari Thurow and one of my students Ashley Varon on an accessibility study of Science Gateways which will be published this Fall, I believe. I’d be happy talking about that research during an upcoming meeting or working on reviewing papers.


> On Sep 30, 2021, at 9:18 AM, Rain Michaels <rainb@google.com> wrote:
> Hello COGA Community Group!
> We have now had four meetings, so I wanted to send this email to update the group and ask a few questions. 
> Observations from the meetings:
> We are still just starting out, so it may take us a couple more meetings to really find a flow.
> Having two different meetings splits the group up too much and is making it more difficult to connect on goals.
> Many other notes can be found in our COGA Community Meeting Notes document..
> Questions for the group:
> I'd like to propose that we remove one of the two groups. 
> Instead of trying to have two separate meetings every two weeks, we can have one meeting every two weeks. 
> These meeting times would alternate so that both Group A and Group B time zones are accommodated at least once a month. 
> How do you feel about this approach?
> Who would be interested in taking a leadership role in the group? This could be as a Chair or simply to help make sure minutes and reminders go out to the group and conversations are facilitated between meetings.
> A couple of you have volunteered some time already (thank you)
> Please let me know (privately) what time zone you are in, and what kind of a role you would like to have.
> Would anyone like to volunteer to spend 15 or so minutes talking about your specific area of expertise or personal experience at the next meeting? Or a future meeting if not the next one.
> What is next:
> If there is general agreement to merge the meetings into one, then I'll send out new meeting times early next week.
> Please think about experiences you would like to share with the group at the next meeting.
> If you have the time, please take a look at Making Content Usable. Your thoughts would be fantastic. 
> The W3C COGA Task Force is currently doing a formal research lit review on mental health. If you would like to review papers, please let me know and I'll get you started.
> Looking forward to our next conversation!
> Warmly,
> Rain

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