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Last updated April 3, 2000
Judy Brewer, WAI Domain Leader & EOWG Chair

Introduction

This page is a draft collection of information on guidelines and standards relating to Web accessibility, to be used for informal coordination of efforts on common technical approaches to accessibility across a variety of Web technologies. Note that there is a separate reference page of links to Policies Relating to Web accessibility.

We do not wish to encourage the proliferation of different standards and guidelines for Web accessibility, but rather the harmonization of approaches and requirements in order to promote consistent supporting implementations in Web sites, browsers, multimedia players, authoring tools, accessibility checkers, etc.

Note that this page does not represent official liaison between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and any of the organizations listed on these page. Only W3C team members are authorized to make representations on behalf of W3C to other organizations.

We are currently compiling information for the following standards and/or guidelines efforts. Please send any additions or corrections to wai@w3.org, and include where possible the following information, with URI's if available. (Note some outdated but previously compiled information that needs to be integrated here, and set a redirect to here from the old page.)

  1. Name and URI of standard or guideline?
  2. Host and URI organization of standard/guideline?
  3. Type of technology addressed by the standard/guideline (electronic books? mobile phones? etc.)?
  4. W3C technologies and/or Recommendations that this relates to (SMIL? I18N?)?
  5. Extent of focus on accessibility?
  6. Key issues for WAI to look at?
  7. Timetable/Upcoming milestones?
  8. Contact person within that organization?
  9. Who is following this from within WAI effort?
  10. Any additional information or documents/URI's?

Standards/Guidelines for possible coordination of accessibility approaches:

Open E-Book (explanation of acronym)

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DAISY Consortium

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NISO Digital Talking Books Work

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WAP Forum

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CEN

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IMS (Instructional Management System)

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NCITS - ITASG (karl)

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Voice XML (tim)

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Web 3-D Consortium (wendy)

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OASIS (charles)

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BIZTALK

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IPTV

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ATSC

  1. Name: Advanced Television Systems Committee
  2. Host: ATSC
  3. Technology: The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international organization of 200 members that is establishing voluntary technical standards for advanced television systems. ATSC Digital TV Standards include digital high definition television (HDTV), standard definition television (SDTV), data broadcasting, multichannel surround-sound audio, and Satellite direct-to-home broadcasting.
  4. Related W3C Technologies: XHTML, SMIL, other
  5. Focus on Accessibility: addressing some issues related to captioning and description
  6. Key Issues: captioning of audio and description of video
  7. Timetable/Upcoming milestones:
  8. Their Contact: [Glenn Adams, through JB/HTCG for accessibility]
  9. WAI Contact: Judy Brewer
  10. Other Info: ATSC Standards Documents

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