WAI Interest Group
WAI encourages you to implement, promote, and review guidelines and documents; join mailing list discussions; and other ways of participating in WAI.
Documents Under Review by WAI IG
The Highlights section of the WAI home page lists current documents under review by WAI IG.
Currently no WAI IG meetings are scheduled.
Archives of the WAI Interest Group mailing list are useful for searching for past messages and getting a feel for the list.
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The mission of the WAI Interest Group (WAI IG) is to provide a forum for reviewing, discussing, and providing input into deliverables being developed by WAI Working Groups, including accessibility aspects of specification reviews, research topics identified during accessibility reviews, and educational materials development; also for exploring web accessibility issues and solutions, and sharing information about web accessibility activities around the world.
The scope of the WAI IG includes:
- reviewing and discussing deliverables being developed by WAI Working Groups
- providing input into specification reviews, research topics, and educational materials development
- exploring web accessibility issues and solutions
- sharing information and exchanging ideas about web accessibility
activities around the world.
- The WAI IG Chair is Katie Haritos-Shea
- The W3C Staff Contacts are Judy Brewer and Shawn Lawton Henry
- March 19, 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA
- March 19, 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA
- March 22, 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA
- March 25, 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA
- November 14, 2001, Melbourne, Australia
- March 24, 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA
- March 25, 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA
- July 19, 1999, Sophia, France
- May 15 1999, Toronto Canada
- March 20, 1999
- July, 1998, Peterborough, UK
- April, 1998, Brisbane, Australia
- March, 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA
- November, 1997, Austin, Texas, USA
- August, 1997, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- May, 1997, Nice, France