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Re: W3C membership and Director have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:46:24 +0000
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
CC: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "help@can-adapt.com" <help@can-adapt.com>
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Perhaps a Welsh pronunciation would be appropriate – I'm no expert but something like "Ack-ug" might result. It kind of looks like a Welsh word.

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com<mailto:pjenkins@us.ibm.com>>
Date: Friday, 27 January 2017 at 16:32
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Subject: Re: W3C membership and Director have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group
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Resent-Date: Friday, 27 January 2017 at 16:33

Yay and Congrats.
many IBMers have already joined.

second order of business - how to pronounce ACWG?  ack-waag or ace-wug or ace waag?

Someone with phonetic skills needs to help us here.

and of course we need to commission a song writer - remember wa wa wech gag?
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From:        "Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL" <ryladog@gmail.com<mailto:ryladog@gmail.com>>
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Date:        01/27/2017 10:04 AM
Subject:        W3C membership and Director have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group
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Dear WAI Interest Group,

Great news for Accessibility: the W3C membership and our Director, Tim Berners-Lee, have approved the re-charter of the WCAG Working Group!

However, under the new charter our name has officially changed. We are now the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group or AGWG...:-)

Please consider having your organization join the W3C and the new AGWG. The W3C has put out a Call for Participation in AGWG. We need all the expert help we can get building WCAG 2.1, and improving our resource docs and techniques.

Please see the following information about how to join the group: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/participation


Our new public home page is at: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/


Happy Friday!

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* katie *

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