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WAI Curricula/WAI Curricula TF/Invitation

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Note: This is a draft boilerplate letter to help EOWG participants invite contribution to the work on WAI Curricula. Please adapt this as needed to the specific person you are addressing, and avoid cross-posting and what may be perceived as unsolicited mail.

Dear [name],

[personal greeting where possible.]

Given your work on [...] or involvement with [...], you may be interested in the current Curricula on Web Accessibility from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI):

- https://www.w3.org/WAI/curricula/

The WAI Curricula are role-based for designers, developers, and other audiences, to help instructors create corresponding courses. This includes courses for formal education and professional training settings, both in-person and online. The WAI Curricula can also be used by procurers and others to better define the training they want to acquire.

Currently WAI completed the first curriculum, "Introduction to Web Accessibility", which addresses all audiences including non-technical roles. A free online course with international trainers was developed according to this first curriculum:

- https://www.w3.org/blog/2019/12/free-online-course-introduction-to-web-accessibility/

WAI is continuously seeking feedback on this first curriculum to improve it, and also welcomes contribution to further curricula. Currently WAI is working on the curriculum for developers, which will likely be followed by the curriculum for designers. WAI is seeking contributors with experience in curricula design and training in particular, including less technical people, yet welcome anyone interested in contributing.

All work is carried out in public space through the GitHub collaboration platform, and you can find the latest drafts and discussion threads here if you are interested:

- https://github.com/w3c/wai-curricula/

- https://wai-curricula.netlify.app/curricula/

WAI welcomes contribution in several ways, including reviewing drafts and providing feedback, as well as active participation in the group developing these curricula.

Let me know if you are interested to know more, or if you would like me to put you in touch with Daniel Montalvo and Shadi Abou-Zahra from WAI for further guidance on how to get involved in this work.

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