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Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ATAG WG)

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The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ATAG WG) has closed. Potential future work in this area may be pursued by a working group combining the scopes of web content and applications, user agents, and authoring tools. See WAI Working Groups for more information. (5 November 2015)

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 ATAG WG is no longer meeting by teleconference. Minutes of past meetings are available. The following links provide archival record of the work of this group until 5 November 2015.

See Current Work section for links to documents supporting the completion of ATAG 2.0.

Face to face meetings:


Current Work

Recent Publications

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG 2.0)

Implementing ATAG 2.0 - Working Group Note

ATAG at a Glance - a brief summary of ATAG guidelines

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