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WAI Working Groups and Interest Groups

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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.

Authoring Tools Working Group (AUWG)
AUWG develops guidelines, techniques, and supporting resources for Web "authoring tools" - which are software that creates Web sites.
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 .
Evaluation Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
ERT WG develops techniques and tools for evaluating accessibility of Web sites, and for retrofitting Web sites to be more accessible.
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
RDWG facilitates discussion and discovery of the accessibility aspects of research and development of future Web technologies.
User Agent Working Group (UAWG)
UAWG develops guidelines, techniques, and supporting resources for Web "user agents" - which includes Web browsers and media players.
WAI Interest Group (WAI IG)
WAI IG is a public group with a mailing list for general discussion on Web accessibility.
Web Content 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.
W3C Member-only access groups
WAI Coordination Group (member only) coordinates among WAI working groups and WAI interest groups.

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