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Cognitive Accessibility Community Group created

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 21:38:38 +0000
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The Cognitive Accessibility Community Group has been launched:
  http://www.w3.org/community/coga-community/

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Mission
The mission of the COGA Community Group is to work with and support the
Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility (COGA) Task Force
(www.w3.org/WAI/GL/task-forces/coga/wiki/Main_Page) to improve web
accessibility for people with cognitive and learning disabilities. 

This group supports the COGA Task Force by supplying user needs and
feedback. 

Scope
The COGA Community Group’s work will include: 
- Sharing challenges when using the web and other digital displays
- Suggesting user needs
- Helping with research
- Suggesting ways to improve accessibility for the community
- Reviewing COGA’s drafts 
- Outreach and collecting feedback from the community
- Helping with policy and the business cases for COGA guidance
- Having open meetings to discuss these points
Open meetings may be live video conferences or in other discussion
formats

Participation

You do not need to be an expert in all topics related to cognitive
accessibility to join the community group. The COGA Community Group will
work in smaller groups for specific subjects, giving you the opportunity
to participate on the topics you choose. 

The COGA Community Group will also work together on some topics,
brainstorming and building a community dedicated to improved access for
all.  

Anyone can join this group as long as they follow the community
guidelines (www.w3.org/community/about/). 

However, the community group will specifically benefit from including:
- people with learning and cognitive disabilities, 
people with mental health challenges,
- caregivers, therapists and people who work with people with learning,
cognitive challenges and in mental health, 
- researchers,
developers, quality assurance professionals, and user interface experts,
industry, looking to share and support ideas, and 
policy makers.

Additional details of participation
- Joining the COGA Community Group does not involve joining the COGA
Task Force. 
- If you would prefer to join this group anonymously, please send an
email to rainb@google.com or lisa.seeman@zoho.com.
- The community group  will not publish specifications, but may make
suggestions to the COGA taskforce.
- For more information about community groups, please visit Community
and Business Groups Frequently Asked Questions
(www.w3.org/community/about/faq/).
- Short link to this document: bit.ly/coga-community	

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To join:
  http://www.w3.org/community/coga-community/join

If you do not have one already, you will need a W3C account to join:
  http://www.w3.org/accounts/request

This is a community initiative. W3C's hosting of this group does not
imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair:
 http://www.w3.org/community/about/faq/#how-do-we-choose-a-chair

For more information about getting started in the new group, see:
 http://www.w3.org/community/about/faq/#how-do-we-get-started-in-a-new-group

and good practice for running a group:
 http://www.w3.org/community/about/good-practice-for-running-a-group/

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media
and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at site-comments@w3.org

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Monday, 9 August 2021 21:38:40 UTC

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