The Web Accessibility Initiative, in coordination with organizations
around the world, is pursuing accessibility of the Web through five
primary areas of work : technology, guidelines, tools, education and
outreach, and research and development.
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Improving the accessibility of the World Wide Web means, first of all,
ensuring that Web technologies support accessibility. In the Technology
area, WAI addresses accessibility of HTML, Style Sheets, Multimedia, MathML,
DOM, XML, Graphics, Mobile Access, Internationalization, and other W3C
Web accessibility guidelines are essential for Web site development and
for Web-related applications development. WAI is coordinating with many
organizations to produce Web content guidelines for accessible Web sites;
for user agents (browsers, multimedia players, etc.) and authoring tools
(editors & site management tools).
Tools for evaluation,
repair, and proxy conversions can facilitate Web accessibility. An Interest
Group in this area provides a forum to discuss tool requirements, while
a Working Group develops tool prototypes.
This activity develops strategies and materials to increase
awareness among the Web community of the need for Web accessibility, and
educate the Web community regarding solutions to Web accessibility. It
is hosted by the WAI International Program Office which enables partnering
and coordination among the many stakeholders in Web accessibility : industry,
disability organizations, governments, and research organizations.