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See What We're Working On – Accessibility Activities and Publications

For Review: Collaboration Tools Accessibility User Requirements - First Draft

(2022-11-08)

Collaboration Tools Accessibility User Requirements is available as a First Public Draft Note. It addresses features and capabilities unique to interactive, collaborative content creation and editing applications. We particularly invite input on additional user needs and issues that are not yet addressed in this early draft, including the needs of users with cognitive and learning disabilities. Please send comments by 30 December 2022.

Updated Resource: Content Author Modules in Curricula on Web Accessibility

(2022-09-29)

Curricula on Web Accessibility now has new content author modules. This curricula provides a framework for creating courses on digital accessibility, for including accessibility in other courses, and for reviewing and comparing existing and proposed courses. The September 2022 publication adds new content author modules. These modules focus on teaching accessibility to writers, editors, content creators, and content publishers.

New Resource: Accessibility Course List

(2022-09-19)

Course List - Digital Accessibility Education, Training, and Certification includes publicly-available courses around the world. We expect to add more courses in the coming weeks. We invite course providers to submit your courses. We may also revise the user interface based on additional user feedback. Please send any comments by 17 October 2022.

Call for Implementations: WCAG 2.2 Candidate Recommendation

(2022-09-06)

WCAG 2.2 is now officially a ‘Candidate Recommendation’. We’re seeking examples of how the new ‘success criteria’ are implemented in websites and web apps. We plan to publish the finalized WCAG 2.2 in December 2022. Please see status and updates in What’s New in WCAG 2.2 Draft. Please submit implementations and any comments by 4 October 2022.

For Review: Accessibility Maturity Model - Group Draft Note

(2022-09-06)

The Accessibility Maturity Model Draft Note is available for review and comment. The document is designed to help organizations track and improve the accessibility of their products, services, and internal support of people with disabilities. For more information, see the blog post that addresses "Why Does Accessibility Need a Maturity Model?". Please submit any comments by 16 October 2022.

Accessibility of Remote Meetings - Note Published

(2022-07-22)

Making Events Accessible: Checklist for meetings, conferences, training, and presentations that are remote/virtual, in-person, or hybrid now has a more detailed companion resource: Accessibility of Remote Meetings. Accessibility of Remote Meetings provides guidance on selecting an accessible remote meeting platform and creating accessible remote meeting platforms. It addresses issues for hosting and participating in remote meetings and hybrid meetings.

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