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

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For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Working Drafts

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Working Draft documents were published 30 June 2005. See:

Please send comments by 2 August 2005. (2005-06-30)

Finding Your WAI: Exploring the New Web Site

WAI's new Web site has been carefully designed to make it easier for you to find information on making the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

WAI Web Site Redesign Project lists on-going development to refine the markup, design, and features. (2005-07-22)

Web Accessibility: The Fellowship of the Guidelines

Many people know about WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the responsibilities of Web developers in making the Web accessible to people with disabilities. But Web developers alone cannot make the Web accessible.

Web browsers, assistive technologies, and authoring tools also have a vital role in Web accessibility. Essential Components of Web Accessibility describes these roles along with the WAI guidelines.    (2005-07-22)

Blogs, Wikis, CMS... Got ATAG?

Web content is created by many different types of tools these days: Web log (blog) comment features, Wikis for editing Web pages, content management systems (CMS), e-mail archivers, word processors, and more.

All of these tool are covered by WAI's Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), which explain:

Does your tool know ATAG?    (2005-07-22)

[Highlights Archive] WAI home page Highlights are edited by Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI's Education and Outreach Working Group, and other WAI Team and Working Groups.


WAI is supported in part by: the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, European Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme, Canada's Assistive Devices Industry Office, Fundación ONCE, HP, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, SAP, Verizon Foundation, and Wells Fargo.

WAI welcomes additional sponsors and contributors.

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