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Group Task Forces

Task Forces operate under specific Working Groups.

This page lists some active Task Forces in WAI Working Groups. Other Task Forces, including inactive ones, are listed on each Working Group's home page.

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Task Force under the WCAG Working Group
Develop a framework and repository of test rules, to promote a unified interpretation of WCAG 2.0 among different web accessibility test tools. The framework will also allow the development of custom test rules to meet company requirements and best practices. While this framework will add a layer of implemention for tool developers, it provides more consistency and comparability of the resulting test rules.
Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (Cognitive A11Y TF) under the Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group and the WCAG Working Group
Assisting Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the cognitive space.
Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force under the ARIA Working Group and the Digital Publishing Interest Group
Comparing existing vocabularies, including IDPF's EPUB Structural Semantic Vocabulary and ARIA Roles, to create a recommended list of digital publishing terms allowing for clear interaction with assistive technologies, easy reusability, and native validation.
Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF) under the WCAG Working Group
Assisting Working Groups to address web accessibility issues specific to people with low vision.
Mobile Accessibility Task Force under the WCAG Working Group
Assisting Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the mobile space.
Research Question Task Force under the APA Working Group
Identify accessibility knowledge gaps and barriers in emerging and future web technologies, and to identify research findings, researchers, and research opportunities to inform and fill those gaps where possible.
Silver Task Force under the WCAG Working Group
Perform preliminary development of a new version of Accessibility Guidelines following a research-focused, user-centered design methodology to produce the most effective and flexible outcome. These guidelines will address the process of making content and functionality accessible to people with disabilities, including the roles of content authoring, user agent support, and authoring tool support. These guidelines will address current technological and cultural web accessibility requirements and provide a base for continued evolution of the guidelines.
Specification Accessibility Task Force under the APA Working Group
SVG Accessibility Task Force under the ARIA Working Group and the SVG Working Group
Identifying accessibility requirements and managing the progress of accessibility solutions in SVG2.
WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Task Force under the ARIA Working Group
Developing guidelines for interoperable user agent implementation of the WAI-ARIA specification. Primary focus now is mapping of content language features to accessibility API features.

If you would like to learn about participating in a Task Force, see: