WAI Guidelines and Techniques
WAI develops a series of accessibility standards and guidelines that are introduced in Essential Components of Web Accessibility and listed below:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Overview, WCAG 2.0
How to Meet WCAG 2.0 (Quick Reference)
- Addresses the information in a Web site, including text, images, forms, sounds, and such.
- Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) Overview, ATAG 2.0
- Addresses software that creates Web sites.
- User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) Overview, UAAG 2.0
- Addresses Web browsers and media players, and relates to assistive technologies.
- Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Suite Overview
- Defines a way to make dynamic web content and web applications developed with Ajax, DHTML, and other Web technologies more accessible.
- Independent User Interface (Indie UI)
- Defines a way for user actions to be communicated to web applications.
- Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview
- Defines a way to express Web site evaluation test results in a platform independent format.
- WAI Technical Papers
- Links to technical papers, including the W3C Note on Inaccessible Captcha and proceedings from research and development symposia.
- Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents
- Provides guidance on references and links, along with WCAG links for policies, tools support, and others.
- How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute
- Introduces how WAI works through a process designed to ensure broad community input and encourage consensus development.
- Web Accessibility Tutorials - Provides guidance on how to create specific components of websites to meet WCAG 2.0.
- Essential Components of Web Accessibility - Shows how Web accessibility depends on several components of Web development and interaction working together, and how the WAI guidelines (WCAG, ATAG, UAAG) apply.
- Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices
- Developing Websites for Older People: How Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Applies