[DRAFT] Web Accessibility and Ageing Task Force (WAI-AGE TF) Work Statement
The objective of the Web Accessibility and Ageing Task Force (WAI-AGE TF) is to advise WAI-AGE staff and EOWG on development and revision of educational materials and outreach strategies around the requirements of people with accessibility needs related to ageing (alternative spelling: aging), in association with the work of the WAI-AGE Project. This includes:
- advising on resource collection and analysis (to develop a better understanding of the requirements of people with accessibility needs related to ageing);
- helping to develop networks and establish a dialog with:
- people in the ageing community who are interested in Web accessibility; and
- with researchers and experts in the field of accessibility and ageing;
- advising on the development of education and outreach materials on relevant Web accessibility resources, for Web developers and end-users;
- advising on the revision of existing WAI educational resources, and the development of new resources.
WAI-AGE TF operates under the Charter of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).
Scope of Work
WAI-AGE TF will focus on the areas below as materials and resources become available through the WAI-AGE Project:
Collection and Understanding of Accessibility Requirements Due to Ageing
Inform and advise on the collection of relevant resources documenting accessibility needs related to ageing for the design of Web sites, browsers, and authoring tools. Provide advice on the analysis of these resources, and the preparation of a literature review and/or white paper for publishing (possibly as a Working Group Note). Provide input on the effective communication of these findings to developers and end-users.
Outreach & Networking
Advise the development of strategies and resources to expand networks and promote outreach to people with accessibility needs related to ageing, and to researchers and experts in the field of accessibility and ageing. Also, encourage their participation in WAI groups, and advise WAI on how to support their participation and develop a better mutual understanding between the needs of people with disabilities and those with Web accessibility needs due to ageing.
Provide feedback to WAI-AGE staff and EOWG on the revision of existing WAI educational and technical resources as needed; and provide advice on the development of new WAI educational resources which can better inform developers and end-users of the relevance of WAI guidelines to the needs of ageing community.
WAI-AGE TF communications will be publicly visible. Communication mechanisms for the Task Force include:
- A Task Force home page for coordination of Task Force work and coordination with EOWG;
- A public mailing list with public archives;
- Teleconferences on an as-needed basis, most likely twice a month;
- Minutes from teleconferences and face-to-face meetings;
- Submission of draft deliverables to EOWG for review, approval, and publication on the WAI Web site.
WAI-AGE TF participants must be participants of EOWG, and must actively contribute to the work of the Task Force, including:
- Estimated 2 - 4 hours per week of WAI-AGE TF work for teleconferences and action items;
- Remain current on the WAI-AGE TF mailing list and respond in a timely manner to postings;
- Participate in WAI-AGE TF teleconferences, or send regrets;
- Participate in one or more EOWG teleconferences.
Contact Andrew Arch (andrew AT w3.org) if you have questions or are interested in becoming a participant of WAI-AGE TF.
- Task Force Facilitator: Andrew Arch (andrew AT w3.org)
The Task Force participants are:
- Shadi Abou-Zahra
- Andrew Arch
- Helle Bjarno
- Judy Brewer
- William Loughborough