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Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) 
 strategies, guidelines, and resources to make the web accessible to people with disabilities

WAI Staff (W3C Team)

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Shadi Abou-Zahra

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Judy Brewer

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Wendy Chisholm

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Shawn Henry

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Matt May

Contacting WAI

Press Inquiries

For press inquiries regarding WAI and Web accessibility, contact Judy Brewer, WAI Domain Lead:

For general W3C press inquires, see How to contact W3C, Press.

Technical, Implementation, and other Support Questions

Many questions are addressed in documents on the WAI site. For example, Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 links to techniques and examples for making Web sites accessible. The WAI site map lists all documents and the W3C search is available to search for specific information.

Current Web accessibility issues are discussed through the WAI mailing lists, which are archived and visible to the public. The WAI Interest Group is a public forum for discussion of issues relating to Web accessibility. If you have a question that might be relevant to the WAI IG list, you can:

A limited number of support questions can be answered via e-mail to

Feedback on Specific Documents

To submit comments on a specific document:

  1. Some documents have a specific e-mail address for submitting comments, which is usually at the bottom of the document.
  2. Send e-mail to the chair and Team contact of the working group that developed the document. E-mail addresses for chairs and Team contacts are listed near the bottom of working group pages.
  3. If you cannot determine where to send comments, send an e-mail with the document name in the subject line to: and we will forward your message to the appropriate place.

WAI Working Group Contacts

For information on W3C Team members working in WAI, see Who's Who at the World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative.

WAI Group WAI Team Contact Chair
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ATAG) Matt May Jutta Treviranus (Assistive Technology Research Center, University of Toronto)
Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) Shawn Henry Judy Brewer, W3C WAI
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) Shadi Abou-Zahra -
Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) Matt May Al Gilman
Research and Development Interest Group (RDIG) Wendy Chisholm Markku Hakkinen, (Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities)
User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG) Matt May Jon Gunderson (Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Accessibility, Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign)
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) Wendy Chisholm Gregg Vanderheiden (Trace Research & Development Center)
WAI Interest Group (WAI IG) Judy Brewer Judy Brewer, W3C WAI

Postal Mail Address

WAI is part of W3C, which is hosted at:

The main WAI office contact information is:
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
MIT/CSAIL, Building 32-G530
32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: +1.617.253.2613