This charter is written in accordance with Section 6.2.6 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Process Document.
Information on how to participate in the WAI IG is available.
The mission of the Web Accessibility Initiative Interest Group (WAI IG) is to provide a forum for review of deliverables under development by other WAI groups; for exploration of barriers to and potential solutions for accessibility of the Web; and for exchanging information about activities related to Web accessibility around the world.
This mission supports the work of other Web
Accessibility Initiative (WAI) groups within
WAI Technical Activity and the
WAI International Program Office. The
IG is part of the WAI International Program Office Activity.
The orginal WAI IG Charter and second WAI IG Charter are available. The WAI IG is renewing its charter in order to continue its role as a forum for discussions on Web accessibility.
The WAI IG's scope of work includes:
The WAI IG is scheduled for three years, from 1 January 2005
through 31 December
As an Interest Group, the WAI IG does not produce deliverables. However, it plays a critical role in:
The WAI IG reviews draft
from WAI groups. These WAI IG reviews help ensure consideration of the
of members of disability communities, research organizations, industry,
government, and others who have an interest in Web accessibility but
may not have time to regularly or directly participate in WAI working
The WAI IG's on-going discussion of technical and
implementation issues related to Web accessibility helps drive the
of other WAI groups. In addition, WAI working groups occasionally
discussion on key questions to WAI IG for additional comment and
The WAI IG provides a forum for review and discussion of draft deliverables from the following WAI groups:
The WAI IG is a public Interest Group as defined by Section
4.1 of the Process Document.
The WAI IG holds face-to-face meetings once or twice per year.
As the WAI IG has no criteria for maintaining the status of participation
in good standing, W3C
Process with regard to voting does not apply to this Interest
Review comments on WAI deliverables are evaluated by WAI Working
merits, and changes made to deliverables accordingly.
The WAI IG provides an opportunity to share perspectives on Web accessibility. W3C reminds WAI IG participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. While the WAI IG does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Interest Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply.
Please note that the proceedings of the WAI Interest Group (mailing list archives, minutes, etc.) are publicly visible.
The WAI IG welcomes participation from representatives of W3C Member organizations and from invited experts from disability organizations, accessibility research projects, government organizations, and others interested in promoting accessibility of the Web.
There are no minimum requirements for participation in this Interest
however, WAI IG members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of
opportunities to review and comment on draft deliverables under
by other WAI groups.
Information about how to participate in the WAI IG is available.
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