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RE: [External] : Re: Resigning from W3C

From: Chuck Adams <charles.adams@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:59:59 +0000
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DM6PR10MB2729A9F40276A27DDE7493DC95089@DM6PR10MB2729.namprd10.prod.outlook.com>
Hi Shadi,

You're a welcomed, valued and appreciated voice of calm and wisdom in our meetings, and I will miss your participation.  I wish you the best in your future "great opportunities", and hope that we will have great opportunities to cross paths.


-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:47 PM
To: WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>; Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Subject: [External] : Re: Resigning from W3C

Dear WAI Chairs and Facilitators,

I know that this is sad news that Shadi will be leaving his role of many years within W3C WAI, as he has contributed extensively in so many areas of WAI's work.

At the same time, it is a great opportunity for him, and I join with others who are wishing him the best in his next adventure.

I want to assure you that Shadi and I are working together closely to ensure a smooth transition and continuation of his work. I will provide an update at our next WAI Coordination Call meeting.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Best regards,

- Judy

On 6/23/2021 12:47 PM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Dear Chairs and Facilitators,
> Ref: 
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.w3.org/blog/2021/06/loving-and

> -leaving-w3c/__;!!GqivPVa7Brio!IjJh9Mwhgd3aYXAdKz3WFSyCgDw7v366EvUuSws
> usDFjRKpjkoWQf2KyOc8eBbGw8w$
> After a long process of considering many perspectives, I have finally 
> decided to take up a new exciting role outside W3C. This is one of the 
> most difficult decisions I've had to take, and it is not easy leaving 
> W3C after 18 amazing years of ground-breaking successes with WAI. Yet 
> some say there is life beyond W3C, and I'm curious to explore it...
> My last day at W3C will be 30 September 2021. I'm working closely with 
> Judy on transition and hand-over plans, to minimize the impact on WAI 
> and to ensure continuity on my responsibilities and work areas.
> I will not be far away. I'll continue working on digital accessibility 
> for a large tech company, and will continue to be actively involved in 
> the essential work of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
> I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your fantastic 
> contributions! I look forward to working with you in another role.
> Please let me know if you have questions or want to follow-up offline.
> Regards,
>   Shadi
Judy Brewer
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
105 Broadway, Room 7-128, MIT/CSAIL
Cambridge MA 02142 USA

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