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Mobile Accessibility Task Force - Seeking Participation

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:05:01 -0500
Message-ID: <524AF2AD.6050900@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>, Kelly Ford <Kelly.Ford@microsoft.com>, Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has established a Mobile Accessibility Task Force to develop more specific guidance on mobile accessibility related to WCAG and UAAG.[1] The Mobile Accessibility Task Force home page is:

Background: The main Mobile Accessibility page at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/> explains:
*how mobile accessibility is already covered in existing W3C/WAI accessibility guidelines*
*WAI's current work related to mobile accessibility* in different areas, including IndieUI and HTML5

The Mobile Accessibility Task Force expects to:
* develop mobile techniques for WCAG using HTML5, ARIA, CSS and JavaScript
* develop design guidance or mobile web accessibility best practices
* review existing resources, including those outside of W3C

The Task Force seeks to bring together individuals and organizations to contribute to this W3C/WAI work.
We *invite you to contribute to the Mobile Accessibility Task Force*.
* Active participation in the Task Force takes about 4 hours per week, including teleconferences.
* Participation is through either the WCAG Working Group or the UAAG Working Group.
* More about participation is at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/mobile-a11y-tf/#participation>

If you cannot commit that much time, you can still review draft documents. To get announcements of drafts for review, see <http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/announcements>.

[1] WCAG & UAAG:
* WCAG, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, is introduced at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>.
* UAAG, the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines for browsers and other 'user agents', is introduced at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/uaag>.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Andrew Kirkpatrick and Joshue O Connor, WCAG WG Co-Chairs; Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Team Contact
Jim Allan and Kelly Ford, UAWG Co-Chairs; Jeanne Spellman, UAWG Team Contact

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