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Invitation to Participate in the Accessibility at the Edge (A11YEdge) Community Group

This is an invitation to participate in a new accessibility-focused Community Group forming in W3C. [1]

If you’re generally interested in the application of edge technologies to enhance accessibility, this might be the group for you. We are finding unexplored opportunities in emerging edge technology we believe could significantly enhance accessibility, and we’d like to explore them with you.

If you have opinions about accessibility overlays, this might be the group for you.  We hope to involve both proponents and opponents of overlays in respectful discussion to identify a set of patterns and anti-patterns, in order to guide the public about when overlays are appropriate and how to use them responsibly.

The W3C Accessibility at the Edge Community Group [1]  will collectively examine the opportunities and challenges posed by web developments at the edge–including overlays, of course!

We are planning for a in-person breakout session (which will also be accessible on Zoom) for Wednesday 14 September during the upcoming W3C TPAC [3] hybrid (in person and virtual) conference. Precise time and Zoom coordinates will be announced as soon as they’re available.

  • Subsequently,  we will continue meeting regularly via Zoom on a schedule yet to be determined. Stay tuned for our scheduling survey!
  • We will leverage email lists and the power of github to document our agreements and disagreements.

There will be only one rule, to adhere to the W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) [2].

Please share this invitation with anyone you believe would want to participate.

Looking forward to our spirited and productive conversations,

Janina Sajka,
A11yEdge Facilitator


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