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"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
-- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

Web Accessibility Initiative

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the international standards body for the Web. W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) works to improve Web accessibility for people with visual, auditory, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities.

WAI Activities

Supporting Web accessibility efforts by: www.w3.org/WAI

WAI Resources


WAI Participation

WAI welcomes your participation and support. WAI develops strategies, guidelines, and resources through a consensus process with industry, disability organizations, accessibility researchers, governments and others.


WAI is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the European Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme, Industry Canada's Assistive Devices Industry Office, CA, FundacižüŹNCE, HP, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, SAP, Verizon Foundation, and Wells Fargo.

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