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WAI-DEV Project


Web Accessibility Initiative - Ecosystem for Inclusive Design and Development (WAI-DEV)
European Commission Project, 7th Framework Programme (IST 611612

Project Work

The WAI-DEV project ended on 31 March 2016. The project deliverables include the following:

How To Participate

WAI-DEV work was developed through W3C/WAI Working Groups. Anyone could review drafts and comment throughout development of the project results. To get notifications from W3C/WAI of drafts for review, see Getting WAI Announcements for links to WAI tweets, RSS feed, and WAI IG emails.

For more information on contributing to WAI work, see Getting Involved with WAI and Participating in WAI. If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra (Scientific Coordinator).


WAI-DEV was a coordination and support action project, co-funded by the European Commission as a Specific Support Action under the IST 7th Framework Programme. The project started on 1 April 2014 for a duration of two years. It was lead by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI, to:

WAI-DEV primarily targeted the Web as the essential technical platform and universal interface for information and communication technology (ICT) through which to address the accessibility of advanced technologies and delivery channels including those for mobile devices, portable computers, digital television, telephony, and more. It built upon recent technical and policy advancements in accessibility and on the cross-cutting benefits of accessibility for everyone regardless of age, gender, software, hardware, connectivity, language, literacy, digital skills, social and economic situations, and physical and mental abilities. It will thereby facilitate more mainstream market adoption of accessible and inclusive design-for-all practices throughout the production chain, and support implementation of accessibility policies and targets set by the European Commission and EU Member States.

See project deliverables and contact Shadi Abou-Zahra (Scientific Coordinator) for more information.

Project Staff

WAI-DEV project staff include the following people: