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"The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
-- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

Web Accessibility Initiative

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) promotes a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) pursues accessibility solutions on the Web for people with visual, auditory, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities.

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WAI welcomes your participation and support. WAI develops consensus-based accessibility solutions with industry, disability organizations, accessibility researchers, governments and others. To learn more, visit http://www.w3.org/WAI/participation.

WAI is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; the European Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme; Government of Canada, Industry Canada's Assistive Devices Industry Office; IBM; Microsoft Corporation; SAP Labs; Verizon Foundation and Wells Fargo.

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