This page explains the requirements and procedures for becoming a participant in the ARIA WG. See also Participating in WAI for broader participation options throughout the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Participation enables you to influence the development of the deliverables, and you and your organization will be listed as contributors to the deliverables of the ARIA WG where appropriate. Participant status, however, requires a commitment on your behalf to support the work of the group.
Before applying to join, please read the ARIA WG Charter to review the activity and commitments. When you join the group, you are automatically added to the mailing lists and provide access to the WG communication tools.
Employees of Member organizations
If you do not work for a W3C Member organization, but you feel you have the expertise and availability to participate, you may apply to become an Invited Expert.
- Complete the Public Access Request Form if you do not already have a W3C account. You should receive your W3C login name and password within 2 business days.
- Ensure that you can comply with the terms in the invited expert and collaborators agreement.
- Complete the Invited Expert Application Form, indicating the Accessible Rich Internet Applications WG as the group you wish to join. Include details about your relevant expertise, interest in the work, and your employer.
Candidate Invited Experts should demonstrate topic expertise and availability to participate regularly. If you work for an organization whose business is related to that of the W3C, we may instead ask your organization to join and nominate you as a Member representative.