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From: Kevin Chao
Date: Nov 16, 2011 2:48PM

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From: Shawn Henry < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:34:00 -0600
Subject: WAI-ACT Project: Accessibility Cooperation, Implementation,
Evaluation, and Research
To: WAI Interest Group < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) invites you to participate
in a new project: WAI-ACT - "Cooperation Framework for Guidance on
Advanced Technologies, Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda
Setting to Support eAccessibility". Information about the project,
including current and upcoming work, is available from:

WAI-ACT will provide advanced accessibility support by building upon
past web accessibility work, harmonizing existing work, and helping to
shape future work. Specifically, WAI-ACT will develop:
- An expanded framework for open cooperation among individuals and
- Technical guidance on implementing web accessibility,
- A harmonized methodology for evaluating website accessibility,
- Coordinated contribution to an eAccessibility research agenda.

Background: WAI-ACT is co-funded by the European Commission as a
Specific Support Action under the IST 7th Framework Programme. It is
lead by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility
Initiative (WAI), and includes project partners Stiching Bartimeus
Accessibility (SBA), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information
Technology (Fraunhofer), and Johannes Keppler University (JKU).
WAI-ACT will seek active exchange with relevant networks in Europe,
such as eAccess+, and will coordinate with standardization activities,
such as EC Mandate M/376.

If you have any questions after reading the project page
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>;, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: <EMAIL REMOVED>

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.
Short URI to this archived e-mail: http://bit.ly/wai-act1

Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Shadi Abou-Zahra, WAI-ACT Scientific Coordinator

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