Yesterday we had the first (of what are planned to be many) W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) Website Accessibility Metrics Online Symposium.
For the last four years we have been working with the W3C to try and restart the Research and Development Interest Group which was previously, and ably, chaired by Markku Hakkinen. I’m glad to say that after much discussion within the W3C the group has been relaunched as a working group. This new group has a two-year charter, had its first weekly meeting in June, and has already chosen its first topic to be focused on. Here I’d like to introduce the group and the way in which it works, and encourage any researcher with an interest in accessibility to contribute via the mailing list, or to jump in and participate as a core working group member.