Framework for Accessibility in the Specification of Technologies (FAST) Task Force (TF)
of the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group

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The objective of this TF is to develop the FAST to collect user and functional needs, develop guidance to meet those needs in technologies, and work with other groups to to develop this guidance for content developers. FAST TF will also maintain the existing FAST Checklist, to support the horizontal review process.

For more information (including scope of work and expected deliverables) please reference the FAST Task Force Work Statement.

Meetings and Communication

The communication page provides details about:

These tools are used by participants of the Task Force. For ways non-participants can contribute, see how to contribute to the Working Group and file comments.


  • FAST TF:
  • teleconference will set up soon.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes will be available.

Mailing Lists

The FAST Task Force uses the mailing list (mailing list archives) for email discussion. Participants are automatically added to the mailing list when they become a participant of the Task Force.


See Editors' draft of FAST at the FAST Task Force GitHub repository.

How to Comment, Contribute, and Participate

To join the FAST Task Force, individuals must be participants of the APA WG. Participants are expected to actively contribute to the work of the Task Force. If you are interested in participating in the FAST Task Force, please send e-mail to: Fredrik Fischer, Matthew Atkinson, Ruoxi Ran and include a little bit about what you’re interested in and how you think that you may be able to contribute to the Task Force. Then follow the APA Working Group participation procedures to join the Working Group, and once you have joined ask Ruoxi Ran (Roy) to add you to the task force.

To contribute without joining the task force, see the APA Working Group contribute page for general instructions. To contribute to documents under development, see how to contribute to the source repository directly.

Current participants in the FAST Task Force.

Administrative Information

The FAST Task Force is a Task Force of the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group.

Facilitator and Contacts

Work Statement

The FAST Task Force Work Statement defines the initial objective, scope, approach, and participation of the Task Force.

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