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From: John E Brandt
Date: Jan 13, 2012 9:00AM

Not sure IRC is as popular as it once was. Many folks are simply using Twitter and other social networking for "chatting." When I want to ask a question and need a quick response, I usually tweet with the hashtag - #a11y and often have a response within minutes.

There are also a couple of pretty active accessibility groups in LinkedIn; one associated with W3C-WAI and one more devoted to Section 508. I have the LinkedIn system send me a "digest-archive" once a week. Less instant, but very effective.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 3:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] ADA IRC?

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM, Vincent Young < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Are there any accessibility IRC channels in the ether? If there are
> not, any interest?

There used to be an #accessibility channel on Freenode, but it had a population of about three people (I was one of them) and we were very quiet. (I remember perhaps two conversations in three years.)

If you're looking for a place to discuss accessible web development, #web on Freenode is perhaps your best starting point, although (fair
warning) it's rowdier and more laddish than it used to be.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis