W3C/WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group
Focus: The WAI-PF Working Group looks at the formal technology
(protocols, formats, etc.) on which the Web runs from an
accessibility perspective. Best practices for using these
technologies are addressed by other WAI groups.
On the growing edge of the Web we find Protocols and Formats
- Most accessibility issues involve cooperative work between
the WAI-PF group and its sister groups with in the WAI, particularly
Rating and Certification (WAI-RC)
Assesses the accessibility
of the Web and prepares for the automation of more and more of
Markup Guidelines (WAI-GL)
on the use of
document formats to build resource webs of universal accessibility.
Browser Guidelines (WAI-UI)
analyzes user interface dialogs and
requirements, and what browsers and access agents that form part
of the adapted client can do to optimize access.
Authoring Guidelines (WAI-AU) deals with the automation of
accessible resource development and the accessibility of resource
- Education and Outreach (WAI-EO) carries the message to various
segments of the Web community.
- This activity is sponsored and conducted by the
as part of its
Web Accessibility Initiative
- The charter for this group
outlines its goals, work methods, and requirements for participation.
Alfred S. Gilman
<firstname.lastname@example.org> - Chair, WAI-PF