W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

This page contains material from a presentation at the WAI Best Practices Exchange Training in Madrid, Spain in February 2004. It is not intended to stand-alone; rather, it is primarily provided as reference material for participants in the training.

Importance of Standards Harmonization

Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C WAI

Last updated: 12 October 2004


Why different standards developed

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Impact of fragmentation

On tool developers, Web content developers, organizations, …

Authoring tools component

Importance of authoring tools

Impact on authoring tools

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Web accessibility standards

Additional harmonization benefits

Path to Standards Harmonization

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