WAI-ACT Project - Web Accessibility Now

Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI

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WAI-ACT Project

Web Accessibility Initiative - Cooperation Framework for Guidance on Advanced Technologies, Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda Setting to Support eAccessibility (WAI-ACT)
European Commission Support Action Project, 7th Framework Programme:

Project Overview

Start on 1 September 2011 for duration of 3 years:

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:


WAI-ACT develops supporting resources on:

... with particular focus on advanced technologies and on work in an open, collaborative environment.

Thank You

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

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