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Education & Outreach Working Group (EOWG)

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Announcements and Meetings


EOWG Meetings wiki page has agendas and schedule for upcoming meetings

EOWG teleconferences are open to participants of EOWG, see Participating in EOWG.

Teleconference logistics

EOWG meets by teleconference most Fridays from 8:30am - 10:30am US Eastern Time via teleconference bridge.
In November & December 2013, EOWG is also meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30pm US Eastern Time to discuss Easy Checks illustrations and at 7:00pm US Eastern Time to discuss ATAG outreach.
To find what time this is in your region, you can check the world clock meeting planner.

We use the Zakim Teleconference Bridge, IRC, Zakim IRC "bot", and Trackbot.

Face-to-Face Meetings

EOWG also meets face-to-face. Previous meetings are listed on the WAI Events page.

Planned upcoming face-to-face meetings:

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings are available.

Related pages: scribing instructions

Current and Upcoming Work

(below updated October 2013)

Active Projects:

  1. Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility (wiki for Easy Checks)
  2. Tutorials (Application Notes/Tutorials Analysis developing under WAI-ACT Project)
  3. Polishing and promoting ATAG, promoting Components & ATAG wiki page
  4. Promotions listed in EOWG wiki
  5. Engaging folks in WAI work

Contributing to:


  1. Policies Relating to Web Accessibility update, Planning Updates to Policies
    Status: on hold pending Director action.
  2. Using BAD (Before-After Demo) for Training
    Status: on hold pending WG availability.
  3. Education and training big picture
    Status: on hold pending Editor and WG availability.
  4. Start with Accessibility
    Status: on hold pending coordination with Shadi & WAI-ACT project.
  5. Web Accessibility and Older People - consider revising to clarify age-related disabilities directly addressed by 'accessibility' (other issues, such as inexperience & old technology, in broader consideration)
    Status: will consider in 2013 Q4
  6. WAI-AGE project:
  7. Presentation material:
  8. New QuickTips, WAI Flyer, and other physical/hardcopy material (Analysis/Requirements for physical materials)

EOWG Deliverables Plan lists planned and potential deliverables for the future.


About EOWG

The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) develops strategies and materials to increase awareness among the Web community of the need for Web accessibility and to educate the Web community regarding solutions to Web accessibility.

Chair and Contacts


EOWG Task Forces

  1. [inactive] Before/After Demo Task Force (BADTF) Work Statement and BAD Requirements
  2. [inactive] User Materials Task Force Work Statement
  3. [inactive] WCAG 2.0 Materials Support Task Force Work Statement
  4. [inactive] Lexicon Task Force Work Statement (LTF) Work Statement and Lexicon/Glossary Requirements
  5. [drafted] Evaluation Resource Suite Task Force (ERS TF) Work Statement and ERSTF Requirements
  6. [closed] Web Accessibility and Ageing Task Force (WAI-AGE TF) Work Statement
  7. [closed] WAI Site Task Force (WSTF) Work Statement and WAI Web Site Redesign Project page

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