APA Task Forces

The APA Working Group conducts some of its work via the following task forces. See each task force page for details about specific work and how to join.

Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force

The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force will develop draft proposed guidance and techniques to make web content, content authoring, and user agent implementation accessible and more useable by people with cognitive and learning disabilities.

Personalization Task Force

The Personalization Task Force will refine the Personalization Semantics specification, in consultation with the ARIA Working Group. The task force provides a focused forum for this work while the Working Group continues its work on ARIA development. Personalization Semantics was listed in the ARIA charter as "User Context" but was renamed as work progressed.

Research Questions Task Force

The Research Questions Task Force (RQTF) works to identify accessibility knowledge gaps and barriers in emerging and future web technologies, and to identify research findings, researchers, and research opportunities to inform and fill those gaps where possible.

Spoken Pronunciation Task Force

The Spoken Pronunciation Task Force will develop normative specifications and best practices guidance collaborating with other W3C groups as appropriate, to provide for proper pronunciation in HTML content when using text to speech (TTS) synthesis.

CSS Accessibility Task Force

The CSS Accessibility Task Force is a joint task force of the APA WG, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group, and the Cascading Style Sheets Working Group. It will focus effort on identifying accessibility problems that can be created by use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and to develop solutions.

Web Payments Accessibility Sub-Group

The Web Payments Accessibility Sub-Group explores accessibility use cases and requirements to develop as a deliverable, Payment Accessibility User Requirements. It coordinates with the Web Payments Working Group.

HTML Accessibility Task Force

The HTML Accessibility Task Force is a joint task force of the APA and the former HTML Working Group (HTML WG). This task force is not currently active.

Specification Accessibility Task Force

The Specification Accessibility Task Force assists the Working Group with accessibility review of W3C specifications. Currently this work is done by the working group as a whole.

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