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W3CWeb Accessibility initiative

WAI: Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities

EDITOR NOTE: Probably have the expand-collapse functionality throughout. Not sure if that will happen with rollout.

WAI Site Map
[Draft updated $Date: 2012/08/01 19:46:45 $]

Page Contents

See also: annotated list of WAI Resources.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Home

  1. Finding Your WAI to New Web Accessibility Resources
  2. WAI Site Map
  3. Help with WAI Site
  4. Search
  5. Translations

Getting Started with Web Accessibility

For People who Use the Web

  1. Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer
  2. Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites

Accessibility Basics

  1. Accessibility - W3C W3C page
  2. Introduction to Web Accessibility
  3. Essential Components of Web Accessibility
  4. Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization: Overview
  5. Papers, Posts, Podcasts, Interviews, and Articles [draft possible future link]
  6. Web Accessibility FAQ [future]

[@@ see also: Presentations and Tutorials, WCAG 2.0 at a Glance, Discover new resources for people with disabilities, policy makers, managers, and you!]

Designing for Inclusion

[@@ Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Designing Inclusively, Design & Inclusion, Designing for All, Design for All, Design for Inclusion, Designing for Inclusion, Design for Diversity, Universa]l Design

  1. How People with Disabilities Use the Web
  2. Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users
    1. Developing Websites for Older People: How Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Applies
    2. Overview of "Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review"
  3. Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices
    1. Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities
    2. Relationship between Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) technical report
  4. Web Accessibility and Usability Working Together [future]

[@@ see also: Involving Users, Business case]

Web Accessibility Guidelines & Techniques

[@@ essentially same as old guid-tech page, with few additional links at the bottom]

  1. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview
  2. Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) Overview
    • ...
  3. User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) Overview
    • ...
  4. Evaluation Language (EARL) Overview
    • ...
  5. WAI-ARIA (Rich Applications) Overview
    • ...
  6. Technical Papers
  7. Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents
  8. How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute

Planning & Implementing Web Accessibility

Policy Resources

  1. Why Standards Harmonization is Essential to Web Accessibility
  2. International Policies Relating to Web Accessibility
  3. Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility

Managing Web Accessibility

  1. Implementation Plan for Web Accessibility
  2. Improving the Accessibility of Your Web Site
  3. Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility
  4. Selecting and Using Authoring Tools for Web Accessibility


See also: wai guidelines & techniques, mobile, older people

Evaluating Web Accessibility Overview

  1. Preliminary Review of Web Sites for Accessibility
  2. Conformance Evaluation of Web Sites for Accessibility
  3. Evaluation Approaches for Specific Contexts
  4. Involving Users in Web Accessibility Evaluation
  5. Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools: Overview
  6. Using Combined Expertise to Evaluate Web Accessibility
  7. Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports

[@@ see also: Before and After Demonstration (BAD)]

Web Accessibility Presentations and Tutorials

  1. How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All
  2. Before and After Demonstration (BAD)
  3. Web Accessibility Presentations
    1. Overview of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Slides
    2. ...
  4. Developing Web Accessibility Presentations and Training
  5. Papers, Posts, Podcasts, Interviews, and Articles [draft possible future link]
  6. Handouts

[@@ see also: Better Web Browsing (because it's like a tutorial)??]

Getting Involved with WAI

@@other brainstorms: Getting Involved with WAI, Working with WAI (sounds like employment), Collaborating with WAI (indicates too formal a relationship?), Join the WAI Community, Contributing to WAI (has money connotations), involvement with WAI

  1. Participating in WAI
  2. About WAI
    1. Translating WAI Documents
    2. Contacting WAI
    3. Sponsoring WAI
    4. WAI Projects
      1. WAI-AGE Project Reference
      2. WAI-TIES Project Reference
      3. WAI-DA (IST 13470) Project Reference Guide different format
      4. WAI-DE / WAI-TIDE Final report different format
  3. Using WAI Material
  4. Getting WAI Announcements
    1. WAI Press Releases and Document Release Notices
    2. WAI Events
    3. About RSS
    4. WAI Highlights
  5. WAI Groups
    1. Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG)
    2. Education & Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
    3. Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
    4. Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG)
    5. Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
    6. User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)
    7. WAI Interest Group (WAI IG)
    8. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG)

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