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Re: Consider joining the W3C APA WG

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:38:11 -0400
To: hina altaf <hinaaltaf1983@gmail.com>, tink@tink.uk
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Message-ID: <6adcd3ed-c8d6-4140-0a10-5a57380c6982@w3.org>
General information about participation procedures are at:

https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/participation

That should help you determine what path might work and start to 
acquaint yourself with the group.

Michael

On 08/08/2018 5:13 PM, hina altaf wrote:
> Do you need to be affiliated with some organization to join? Right now
> I am a freelance Consultant in the field of Accessibility.
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> On 8/8/18, Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk> wrote:
>> Hello WAI IG,
>>
>> I'm writing in my capacity as a long-standing participant of the
>> Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group (APA WG).
>>
>> The APA WG is responsible for the accessibility review of all W3C
>> specifications. It also produces specifications and supporting
>> documentation relating to accessibility. It's charter has just been
>> approved until 2021:
>> https://www.w3.org/2018/08/apa-charter
>>
>> Accessibility is something the W3C has taken seriously since it's the
>> early days of the Consortium. It is something our community continues to
>> take seriously to this day.
>>
>> I'm now Co-chair of the Web Platform WG, and a member of the W3C
>> Advisory Board, but APA was the first WG I joined. It is friendly and
>> industrious, and an excellent way to get to know the rest of the W3C
>> (because it reviews all the specifications produced by other WGs). It
>> also provides an invaluable service to the rest of the Consortium.
>>
>> If you work for a W3C member, please encourage your organisation to join
>> the APA WG and actively participate. If your organisation is already a
>> member of the APA WG, I encourage you to continue your active
>> participation.
>>
>> If you'd like to know more, I'm happy to help. Otherwise, you can
>> contact Janina Sajka (APA Chair) or Michael Cooper (APA team contact),
>> both of whom are copied on this email.
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Léonie.
>>
>> -- @LeonieWatson @tink@toot.cafe Carpe diem
>>
>>
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2018 21:38:25 UTC

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