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WAI: Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities

WAI Mission and Organization

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The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) commitment to lead the Web to its full potential includes promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops its work through W3C's consensus-based process, involving different stakeholders in Web accessibility. These include industry, disability organizations, government, accessibility research organizations, and more.

WAI, in partnership with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary activities:

How WAI is Organized

WAI is one of four Domains within the W3C, with two Activities different format and the following Working Groups and Interest Groups:

  1. WAI Technical Activity
  2. WAI International Program Office