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Contributing to W3C and WAI work [was Re: w3.org site-wide markup review?]

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:14:56 -0600
Message-ID: <4D4B4500.8030907@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org
  WAI Interest Group participants,

It's nice to see the interest in contributing to W3C work in the recent e-mail thread.[1] W3C (including WAI) has been exploring options for expanding community input opportunities. We're working out how to support more community involvement within the confines of limited W3C staff resources and significant other work priorities.

While a formal "adopt a page" program would require a considerable amount of time for W3C staff to define, set up, and manage (including reviewing all proposed changes before posting them live), anyone is welcome to review whichever pages you would like and send your comments to: site-comments@w3.org

We often fix simple errors within a few hours. Some suggestions require quite a bit of time and deliberation; for example, where there are reasons for and against different options (which the commenter may or may not know about). These suggestions are prioritized based on other work in queue.

For those who want to help, there are other ways as well. For example, WAI needs your help reviewing drafts, proposing techniques, and much more. See:
* Participating in WAI - http://www.w3.org/WAI/participation (we also welcome suggestions to make this page more friendly and clear -- that's on our To Do list, although not near the top right now)
* E-mail asking for web accessibility advocates, developers, trainers, educators, evaluators, researchers, and editors to help EOWG - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2010OctDec/0002.html
* Documents Under Review by WAI IG - http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/#docs

We hope you can find an appropriate way to get involved now, and we look forward to sharing more opportunities in the future.


Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     Re: w3.org site-wide markup review?
Resent-Date:     Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:15:38 +0000
Resent-From:     w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date:     Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:14:10 +1100
From:     Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>


Why not start an "adopt a page" concept - members orgs and regular users could adopt a page or a number of pages and check validity and currency. Source code changes could simply be sent in and the page re-uploaded with the new code.

Just a thought. :)

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