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[DRAFT] Web Accessibility and Ageing Task Force (WAI-AGE TF) Work Statement

[Status: This draft has been discussed by EOWG on 2007-11-06 and 2008-02-15. Additional revisions have been made and are awaiting approval by EOWG.]

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The objective of the Web Accessibility and Ageing Task Force (WAI-AGE TF) is to advise WAI-AGE staff and EOWG on development and revision of educational materials and outreach strategies around the requirements of people with accessibility needs related to ageing (alternative spelling: aging), in association with the work of the WAI-AGE Project. This includes:

WAI-AGE TF operates under the Charter of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).

Scope of Work

WAI-AGE TF will focus on the areas below as materials and resources become available through the WAI-AGE Project:

Collection and Understanding of Accessibility Requirements Due to Ageing

Inform and advise on the collection of relevant resources documenting accessibility needs related to ageing for the design of Web sites, browsers, and authoring tools. Provide advice on the analysis of these resources, and the preparation of a literature review and/or white paper for publishing (possibly as a Working Group Note). Provide input on the effective communication of these findings to developers and end-users.

Outreach & Networking

Advise the development of strategies and resources to expand networks and promote outreach to people with accessibility needs related to ageing, and to researchers and experts in the field of accessibility and ageing. Also, encourage their participation in WAI groups, and advise WAI on how to support their participation and develop a better mutual understanding between the needs of people with disabilities and those with Web accessibility needs due to ageing.

Materials Development

Provide feedback to WAI-AGE staff and EOWG on the revision of existing WAI educational and technical resources as needed; and provide advice on the development of new WAI educational resources which can better inform developers and end-users of the relevance of WAI guidelines to the needs of ageing community.


WAI-AGE TF communications will be publicly visible. Communication mechanisms for the Task Force include:


WAI-AGE TF participants must be participants of EOWG, and must actively contribute to the work of the Task Force, including:

Contact Andrew Arch (andrew AT w3.org) if you have questions or are interested in becoming a participant of WAI-AGE  TF.



The Task Force participants are: