The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published guidelines for promoting the accessibility of the World Wide Web. Each guidelines document includes a section describing conformance to the document. The present page provides additional information about using the conformance icons, on references to the guidelines in policy settings, and more.
The WAI guidelines documents are:
As part of a conformance claim, people may use a conformance icon (or logo) on a Web site, on product packaging, in documentation, etc.
For any of the guidelines documents, a conformance icon (chosen according to the appropriate conformance level) must link to the W3C explanation of the icon. The appearance of a conformance icon does not imply that W3C has reviewed or validated the claim. An icon must be accompanied by a well-formed claim. Here is an example of using the WCAG Level Double-A icon and a link to a well-formed claim:
<A href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1AA-Conformance" title="Explanation of Level Double-A Conformance"> <IMG height="32" width="88" src="http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag1AA" alt="Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0"></A> | <A href="URI-to-well-formed-claim">About conformance</A>
Please refer to the page that explains how to use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Conformance Logos in HTML 4.
Please refer to the page that explains how to use the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Conformance Logos in HTML 4.
Please refer to sample conformance claims to ATAG 1.0.
Please refer to the page that explains how to use the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Conformance Icons.
Not yet available. These will become available should the XML Accessibility Guidelines become a W3C Recommendation.
W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), in partnership with organizations around the world, is pursuing accessibility of the Web through five activities:
The WAI International Program Office is supported in part by funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, European Commission's DG XIII Telematics Applications Programme for Disabled and Elderly, the Government of Canada, IBM, Lotus Development Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and Bell Atlantic. For more information please refer to the WAI home page.
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