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This charter is written in accordance with section 4.2.2 of the W3C Process Document.
Note. Although this charter is available publicly, some of the links in this document refer to resources that require W3C Member access.
The mission of the WAI Coordination Group (WAI CG) is to coordinate among all WAI groups, and between WAI groups and other W3C groups as needed.
The WAI CG facilitates the work of all Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) groups within the WAI Technical Activity and the WAI International Program Office Activity. The WAI CG is part of the WAI International Program Office.
The WAI CG was originally chartered in August, 1998. It is renewing its charter in order to continue coordination of WAI groups.
The scope of WAI CG work includes:
The WAI CG coordinates these issues for the following WAI groups, and for any other groups that may be created in the WAI domain:
WAI CG deliverables include:
Other WAI groups are expected to get approval from the WAI CG before making a decision that could affect another WAI group. The WAI CG should therefore try to answer promptly to any request that might block the advance of another WAI group's deliverables.
The WAI CG has a dependency with the Hypertext CG (HTCG) in ensuring effective management of dependencies between any WAI group and groups included under the HTCG.
The WAI CG is scheduled to last for 24 months, from November 2000 through October 2002, with the intent to re-charter for another 24 months as appropriate.
Criteria for success of the WAI CG include:
The WAI CG works by consensus. In the event of failure to reach a consensus, depending on the type of issue the WAI CG may seek additional perspective from the WAI IG, or may escalate to the W3C Team (first the domain leader, then the director) as per W3C Process.
Participation includes chairs and co-chairs of WAI groups (required), and two invited experts as at-large representatives appointed from the WAI Interest Group.
WAI CG participants are expected to attend bi-weekly meetings or send regrets; to send an update on their group before each WAI CG call; and to remain current on reading the WAI CG mailing list. For critical issues affecting their groups, if neither the chair or co-chair (if there is one) is able to attend, the chair of a group may designate the team contact to attend that meeting.
The current list of participants is on the Coordination Group home page.
The purpose of WAI is to produce public documents available royalty-free
to everyone, following W3C standard IPR
terms. Therefore, anyone commenting in the WAI CG will be considered
to offer these ideas as contributions to WAI documents. Organizations with
IPR in areas related to WAI work under discussion in the WAI CG must disclose
IPR as described in the
W3C Process regarding IPR and
W3C's IPR fact sheet.
Invited experts are
required to disclose IPR claims in the same manner as individuals from
W3C Member organizations.
Last updated 18 June 2001 by Judy Brewer
Daniel Dardailler, Judy Brewer