WAI Working Groups and Interest Groups
WAI has Working Groups developing accessibility guidelines and related work, and Interest Groups providing a forum for discussing Web accessibility issues. Participating in WAI describes generally how to participate in WAI work. To find out more about participating in a specific WAI group, see the group's home page linked below. WAI working groups often have Task Forces operating under them; see Task Force link below.
- Accessible Platform Architectures (APA)
- APA reviews specifications, develops technical support materials, collaborates with other Working Groups on technology accessibility, and coordinates harmonized accessibility strategies within W3C.
- Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)
- ARIA develops the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite of technologies and other technical specifications when needed to bridge known gaps.
- Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
- EOWG develops awareness and training materials and education resources on Web accessibility solutions .
- WAI Interest Group (WAI IG)
- WAI IG is a public group with a mailing list for general discussion on Web accessibility.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG)
- WCAG WG develops guidelines, techniques, and supporting resources for Web "content" - which is the information in a Web site, including text, images, forms, sounds, and such.
- Authoring Tool Accessibility Working Group (AUWG)
- Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
- Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
- User Agent Accessibility Working Group (UAWG)
- Task Forces - Lists some active Task Forces that operate under WAI Working Groups, and/or jointly between WAI groups and other W3C groups.
- Participating in WAI - Describes participation opportunities ranging from volunteering to implement, promote, and review guidelines, to occasional participation in an interest group, to dedicated participation in a working group.