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Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)

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Announcements and Meetings

Meeting Minutes

See also: directions for scribing RDWG meetings.

Teleconference Meetings

RDWG meets weekly via teleconference on Wednesdays at 14:30 to 15:30 UTC. Please consult the World Clock Meeting Planner to find out the precise date for your own time zone.

Number for the teleconference bridge Zakim are:

The passcode is 7394 ("RDWG").

IRC Chat

We use IRC to accompany and support meetings where possible. Details are:

For help with IRC or to find a client, refer to the IRC Help Archive.

Face-to-Face Meetings

RDWG is expected to have 1-2 face-to-face meeting per year.

Upcoming F2F Meeting

Potentially co-located with the upcoming 12th Web for All Conference (W4A) on 18-20th May 2015 in Florence, Italy.

Current Work

The RDWG Frequently Asked Questions provides background on the work of this group. Individual deliverables are listed below.

Catalog of Research Topics

The Catalog Topics Wiki provides an initial list of annotated research topics. This resource is being actively expanded, reviewed, and refined by the group.

Online Research Symposia

The Research Symposia page lists current and previous online research symposia carried out by the group. The group intends to hold 3 symposia per year. Topics are nominated by the RDWG participants in good standing.

Symposium Research Reports

Published symposium reports are linked from the Research Symposia page. This page also links to the individual symposia pages that include all symposia resources, including symposia report drafts in development.

Tips for Accessibility-Aware Research

Start-up tips and basic guidance for researchers for incorporating accessibility considerations into their research designs, based on an initial concept outline. This resource is being reviewed and refined by the group.

Publications

Published symposium reports are linked from the Research Symposia page. This page also links to the individual symposia pages that include all symposia resources, including symposia report drafts in development.

Draft reports for review

About RDWG

The mission of the Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) is to increase the incorporation of accessibility considerations into research on web technologies, and to identify projects researching web accessibility and suggest research questions that may contribute to new projects. The desired outcome of more research in web accessibility and awareness of accessibility in mainstream web-related research should decrease the number of potential barriers in future web-related technologies.

RDWG was previously an "Interest Group" and is now a full "Working Group", to allow a more solidly structured core group of participants. See the current RDWG Charter, information about W3C Working Groups, Interest Groups, and Coordination Groups, and contact Shadi Abou-Zahra (staff contact) for more information.

Chairs and Contacts

Charter

Mailing List

Participation