Current and Upcoming WAI Resources – Get Involved!

Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI

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Standards & Guidelines

Current WAI work on standards and guidelines:

WCAG 2.0

WCAG Working Group developing updates for:

Latest internal drafts and commenting form:

ATAG 2.0

ATAG Working Group developing updated drafts of:

Latest internal drafts and on-going discussion:

UAAG 2.0 & Mobile

UAAG Working Group developing updated drafts of:

Latest internal drafts and on-going discussion:

WAI-ARIA 1.0 Suite

Currently published as Candidate Recommendation:

Up-to-date information:

Core Accessibility

Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) is actively pursuing accessibility in core W3C specs:

Developer Resources

WAI provides resources to support web developers:

Accessile & Mobile

Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making Websites Accessible both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices

WCAG & Older People

Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users

Implementation Plan

Implementation Plan for Web Accessibility

Also: Developing Organizational Policies

Involving Users

Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility and Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility

Educational Resources

WAI provides resources for education and outreach:

Business Case

Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case

Developing Training

Developing Web Accessibility Presentations and Training

Before and After Demo

Before and After Demonstration (BAD)

Understanding Users

How People with Disabilities Use the Web

Mobilizing Users

Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer and Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites

New: WAI-ACT Project

Web Accessibility Initiative - Cooperation Framework for Guidance on Advanced Technologies, Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda Setting to Support eAccessibility (WAI-ACT):

Project Objectives

WAI-ACT builds on and extends WAI processes to address the following needs:

Expanded Cooperation

Expanded cooperation in Europe and internationally on the development of accessibility solutions:

Accessibility Guidance

Authoritative guidance on the implementation of accessibility in advanced web technologies:

Harmonized Methods

Internationally harmonized methodologies to support evaluation of websites for accessibility:

Research Coordination

Common visions and contribution to a coordinated eAccessibility research agenda:

Project Highlights

Current and upcoming WAI-ACT project activities:

Accessibility Support

Goal: To provide a public repository of information on accessibility support in web technologies

Status: Infrastructure in active development

Application Notes

Goal: To provide authoritative guidance to support web accessibility implementators

Status: Active discussions and planning in the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)

Workshop on Adoption

Goal: To hold a W3C Workshop on Referencing and Adopting WCAG 2.0 in Practice

Status: Exploring potential venues

Website Evaluation

Goal: To develop and internationally harmonized website accessibility evaluation methodology

Status: Active development in the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF)

Research Topics

Goal: To develop and annotated catalogue of eAccessibility research topics and resources

Status: Active development in the Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)

Research Explorations

Goal: To hold regular teleconference seminars to explore eAccessibility research topics

Status: Agenda, registration, and logistics available on the symposium website

Getting WAI Updates

Getting announcements and the latest resources:

Get Involved in WAI

Using WAI resources and contributing to WAI:

Thank You

Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI
Activity Lead, WAI International Program Office