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Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ATAG WG)

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Announcements and Meetings

ATAG 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation (standard) and Implementing ATAG 2.0 is a Working Group Note. Read the W3C blog on ATAG 2.0. (24 September 2015)

ATAG 2.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation. This is the last step in the W3C Process before becoming an official W3C Recommendation (standard). (21 July 2015)


The members of the ATAG WG meet by teleconference weekly and face to face. Minutes of all meetings are recorded.

Face to face meetings:


Current Work

Recent Drafts

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG 2.0)

Implementing ATAG 2.0 - Working Group Note

Documentation of Issue Resolution

ATAG 2.0 Tests & Implementation Report

Past Work Archive:


ATAG Version 1.0

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (ATAG 1.0) - W3C Recommendation (3 February 2000)

Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 - W3C Note (29 October 2002)

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) Working Group (ATAG WG) develops guidelines and techniques to assist authoring tool software developers to make tools, and the content that the tools generate, more accessible to people with disabilities. The Working Group Charter outlines the goals, work methods, and requirements for participation.

Work of the WCAG WG is in accordance with the W3C Process. ATAG WG work is funded in part by the WAI Core project. The work of this group does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders.

For consumer-oriented authoring tool information, please see Selecting and Using Authoring Tools for Web Accessibility (published by the WAI Education and Outreach working group).



Mailing Lists

Members of this working group typically subscribe to the following mailing lists:

1. ATAG WG Mailing List (w3c-wai-au@w3.org): For ATAG WG business

2. X-Tech Mailing List (wai-xtech@w3.org): For coordination across the various WAI working groups