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Independent User Interface (Indie UI) Working Group Public Page

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The Indie UI Working Group is now active and recruiting members. See participation for information on how to join.


Teleconference meeting times to be announced.

Face to face meeting to be announced.

Current Work

The Indie UI Working Group conducts its work in a joint task force with the Web Events Working Group—the Independent User Interface Task Force. This allows members of both Working Groups to participate in the work. Members of the Indie UI WG are automatically added to the task force. Members of the Web Events may request to join the task force. Note it is necessary to join either the Indie UI WG or the Web Events WG in order to join this task force.

The Indie UI WG is working on the following specifications:


The Indie UI WG periodically publishes formal drafts of its specifications to the W3C Technical Reports page. These documents progress through a series of stages (see How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process) and the group seeks and responds to comments on these stable versions.

Indie UI publications are also available as editors' drafts, which may be more current but are less stable than Technical Reports. Please note that Editors' Drafts:

The following formal publications are available from the Indie UI WG:

About the Indie UI WG



The charter of the working group outlines the goals, work methods, and requirements for participation. This activity is conducted by the W3C as part of its Web Accessibility Initiative.


The participation page provides details about how to join the group.

To follow the work of the WG without joining, the following resources are available:

Mailing Lists

@@join instructions if any can be joined by non-Members


The Indie UI WG uses the following tools to facilitate its work:

Patent Disclosures

W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.

Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> - Chair
Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> - Staff Contact