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From: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 20:04:34 +0000
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Hi All,

I was on a WAI Coordination call today. Shawn Henry of WAI Education and Outreach suggested that we take a closer look at the work her group is doing.  Please take a look at this advance notice of a charter. They are eager for feedback before the formal chartering phase, even if it's just to hear that you approve and are interested in the work.


Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

-----Original Message-----
From: Coralie Mercier [mailto:coralie@w3.org] 
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 1:15 PM
To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
Cc: chairs@w3.org
Subject: Work in progress on Accessibility Education and Outreach WG re-charter (Advance Notice)

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

This is an advance notice that the Education and Outreach Working Group
(EOWG) and the Team have a draft new EOWG charter for your review.

EOWG has completed most deliverables from its previous charter, which are linked from the Milestones table at <https://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/EOWG_Current_Projects#2015_Charter_Milestones_status>.
The new charter includes:

   * developing resources that support understanding, implementing, and testing conformance to W3C accessibility standards,
   * updating existing EOWG resources to better meet users' needs in the current environment.

Details are in the draft charter at:


We particularly welcome your input on the request by some W3C Members for EOWG to provide more support for implementing accessibility, including reviewing and/or developing more Tutorials[1] or other "explainers", and training material. EOWG is currently planning to develop editorial guidelines, communications, and processes to better support more people developing and revising Tutorials and other EOWG resources. EOWG envisions that individuals and organizations that have existing materials may be interested in bringing those through EOWG and other relevant Working Groups to be published on the WAI website.

Another issue that we have been processing is the options of Working Group, Interest Group, or Community Group. Partly based on AC feedback in 2015, the Co-Chairs, Team, and EOWG participants carefully evaluated options of the proposed work being done in the different types of groups. The results of the analysis [2] are that a Working Group is important for credibility of deliverables, participant support and motivation to contribute, and leveraging the existing productive group.
Furthermore, the proposed work fits the W3C Process description of a Working Group, and not an Interest Group. [3]

*Please provide input by 8 June*

We strongly encourage those with an interest in this charter to comment on the proposed charter by 8 June, so that we can resolve any questions and issues before the formal review period, and avoid later comment processing when some AC reps are juggling work and vacation. We are happy to receive comments via e-mail and to set up teleconferences to discuss issues.

We welcome your general expressions of interest and support on <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>. Please send any substantive comments in response to this email as appropriate to <member-charters-review@w3.org>, which has a Member archive [4]. If you want to make your comments public, please use <wai-eo-editors@w3.org> (archive [5]).

If you have any questions, need further information, or would like to set up a meeting, please contact: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, EOWG Staff Contact.

A formal Advisory Committee Review for this proposed charter is planned for June-July 2017.

This announcement follows section 5.2.2 of the Process Document

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director,
Wendy Seltzer, Strategy Lead;
Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C Marketing & Communications

[1] Tutorials: https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/ [2] Group analysis info: https://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/EO_2017_Chartering#WG.2C_IG.2C_other
[3] Process doc: https://www.w3.org/2017/Process-20170301/#GAGeneral
[4] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-charters-review/
[5] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-eo-editors/

Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Marketing & Communications -  https://www.w3.org mailto:coralie@w3.org +336 4322 0001 https://www.w3.org/People/CMercier/
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