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Re: You can be involved in accessibility review of specifications

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:05:09 +0100
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Message-ID: <2f371593-b18e-c442-e16e-9b144ca6789e@tink.uk>
Having taken my first W3C steps with the APA WG (the PF WG as it was 
then), I can add that it is an excellent way to become part of the W3C. 
Janina and Michael (and the other members of the WG) are friendly and 
welcoming. Specification review is also a good way to gain an 
appreciation for the breadth and depth of things that W3C works on, 
leading to collaborations and more direct involvement with other WGs in 
the future.

@LeonieWatson tink.uk Carpe diem

On 18/04/2017 20:50, Michael Cooper wrote:
> The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has a mission
> to ensure W3C specifications provide support for accessibility to people
> with disabilities. One of the ways it does this is by review of
> specifications as they are published, especially at the first public and
> wide review draft stages, and for some specifications as an ongoing
> process over their development. Each year, the group looks at a couple
> hundred publications, of which several dozen become more active reviews
> often leading to comments filed.
> Specification review involves a lot of people to cover the volume and
> bring a suitable breadth of technical and accessibility expertise. It is
> interesting and useful work, allowing reviewers to have a key impact on
> the accessibility of the Web for years to come. A blog post describes
> this process in more detail:
> https://www.w3.org/blog/2017/04/apa-review/
> Please review and share this post and consider whether you or people you
> know would like to join this process. More information about how to join
> the APA Working Group is available at:
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/participation
> Janina Sajka, chair
> Michael Cooper, staff contact
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