Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF)
The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF) was created as a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG). The UAWG has closed. The objective of the Task Force is to address web accessibility issues specific to people with low vision.
- The LVTF work is listed in the LVTF main wiki page.
LVTF Documents lists the documents the LVTF is working on and plans to work on.
Task Force Meetings
The Task Force meets weekly by teleconference, and plans to hold face-to-face meetings 1-2 times a year.
- Teleconference: Wednesdays at 10:30am, Eastern US time (GMT -4 14:30). Check world clock for other timezones..
- IRC channel: #lvtf
- WebEx Meeting Number:646 045 716
Meeting Link: https://mit.webex.com/mit/j.php?MTID=m2486867b0c5117ca58dffc7aee66ca29
Mobile Auto Dial:+1-617-324-0000,,,646 045 716#
- Email: email@example.com (public archive)
- Wiki: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Main_Page
- Surveys: https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/81151/
About the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force
The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF) was created as a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG). The UAWG has closed.
The objective of the Task Force is to address web accessibility issues specific to people with low vision. Task Force work includes:
- Document accessibility requirements/needs for people with low vision
- Identify gaps between user needs and existing requirements in WCAG, UAAG, ATAG
- Document sufficient techniques, advisory techniques, and failures for WCAG 2.0 related to low vision
- Develop an extension to WCAG 2.0 to address low vision
- Refine user agent use cases for low vision, as needed
- Develop support materials to explain the issues and implementation of the above resources effectively
Facilitators and Contacts
- Jim Allan, Facilitator
- Andrew Kirkpatrick, Facilitator
- Michael Cooper, W3C Staff Contact
- Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Staff Contact
When using the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force mailing list:
- Treat other list members with respect.
- Keep comments within the scope of this group (see Low Vision Accessibility Task Force Work Statement).
- When raising an issue:
- provide a clear subject line including the topic it relates to;
- explain the issue briefly;
- propose a brief & specific solution;
- for longer comments, put a summary at the beginning.
- When replying:
- keep your reply comments near the top of a message;
- only quote essential parts of a previous message;
- if there are multiple topics, break them into separate emails to facilitate threading and to keep the subject line accurate.
- Please send any questions about the mailing list itself to the Facilitators or Staff Contacts, not the whole list.
- No soliciting.
To join the Low Vision Accessibility Task Forces, individuals must be participants of the WCAG WG. Participants are expected to actively contribute to the work of LVTF, including:
- Minimum 4 hours per week of LVTF work (this time counts towards the individual's participation requirement in the WCAG WG);
- Complete LVTF surveys;
- Remain current on the LVTF mailing list and respond in a timely manner to postings;
- Participate in LVTF teleconferences, or record regrets in the Availability for Upcoming LVTF Teleconferences Survey.
To become a participant of Low Vision Accessibility Task Force or with questions, contact Andrew Kirkpatrick, Jim Allan, and Shawn Henry
This Task Force is part of the WCAG WG Charter and UAWG Charter, which operates under the W3C Patent Policy (5 February 2004 Version). W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the WCAG WG and the UAWG.