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W3CWeb Accessibility initiative

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

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Page Contents

See also: annotated list of WAI Resources.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Home

Getting Started with Web Accessibility

  1. Introduction to Web Accessibility
  2. Essential Components of Web Accessibility
  3. characters from different languages Translations
  4. Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization: Overview
    1. Social Factors
    2. Technical Factors
    3. Financial Factors
    4. Legal & Policy Factors
    5. Resources for Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization
  5. Web Accessibility FAQ [future]

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

People with Disabilities Using the Web

other brainstorms: People using the Web, Disabilities and the Web, People of All Abilities Using the Web... for Web Users, Resources for Web Users, For people who use the web

For people who use the web

  1. Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer <-- @@ almost more of a tutorial !
  2. Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites <-- @@ getting started

About how people use the web

  1. How People with Disabilities Use the Web
  2. Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users
    1. ...
    2. Developing Websites for Older People: How WCAG 2.0 Applies
    3. 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

[See also: Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility]

Guidelines & Techniques

  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 Accessibility

Implementation Resources

  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: mobile, older people

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

Evaluating 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
    1. Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
    2. Complete List of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
    3. Simple Search of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
    4. Advanced Search for Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
  6. Using Combined Expertise to Evaluate Web Accessibility
  7. Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports

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

Presentations and Tutorials @@tutorials@@

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

Working Together with WAI

other brainstorms: Working with WAI, Collaborating with WAI, Join the WAI Community, contributing (except has money connotations)

  1. About WAI
  2. Get Involved with WAI
    1. Participating in WAI
    2. Sponsoring WAI
    3. Translating WAI Documents
    4. Web Accessibility and Usability Working Together
    5. Contacting WAI
    6. Using WAI Material
  3. 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)
  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
  5. WAI Announcements
    1. WAI Press Releases and Document Release Notices
    2. WAI Events
    3. About RSS
    4. WAI Highlights

Finding Your WAI

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