W3C Accessibility Education and Outreach

From Education & Outreach
This page has examples of why EOWG work is so very important to W3C Members and the world.

previous examples: 2017 Organization Statements, 2020 Member Statements

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  • W3C Member: AbleDocs - Amanda Mace, VP of AbleDocs Australasia

We value and regularly utilise EOWG resources as part of the educational pieces we do in the community, helping us to continue to inform people on the importance of digital accessibility and how to go about becoming more accessible. Guidelines such as WCAG can be intimidating for some and the work EOWG does is integral to help bridge the gap between Technical Specifications and Guidelines and the everyday audience.

  • W3C Member: Ministry of Digital Affairs, Taiwan — Jedi Lin, Head of Accessibility Design, Taiwan

We see EOWG resources connecting W3C Recommendations with human life. For a governmental body like ours, MODA, these EOWG resources help us make accessibility meaningful in the development of policy strategies, rather than merely imposing legal restrictions.

  • W3C Advisory Committee Rep, TPGi - Steve Faulkner, Chief Accessibility Officer

TPGi values highly the resources provided by the WAI including those developed and maintained by the Education and Outreach Working Group. We reference many of these resources in our client deliverables and internal and external articles. Having useful and varied documentation and guidance on accessibility from a recognised and trusted source is an important part of the value proposition for TPGi’s participation at the W3C.

  • W3C Member: Intopia - Sarah Pulis, Director of Accessibility Services, Australia

The easy-to-understand explanatory and informative resources that WAI’s EOWG produces to help people get started with digital accessibility make our work of ‘creating an inclusive digital world’ much easier than it might otherwise be. We particularly value resources like the Business Case, WCAG-EM, the Organizational Policies page, and all the Design & Develop pages. These are used in our training, consulting and outreach work and often provided to our clients as support materials.

  • W3C Member: The Open University - Jade Matos Carew, Head of Digital Accessibility and Usability, United Kingdom

The Open University (OU) makes use of WAI resources a great deal in its digital accessibility guidance and training offering. This is done by directly linking to WAI resources or incorporating links or content within OU-produced material. In addition, the WAI Curricula Developer Modules have acted as the foundation of the OU’s in-house developer training programme, allowing for the creation of a bespoke and holistic course syllabus that aims to upskill developers in a meaningful and relevant way. WAI resources offer a credible, reliable and authoritative reference which demonstrates to staff and senior management that the gold standard of digital accessibility content is being referred to in their professional development.

  • W3C Member: AbleDocs - Yi-Jen Hsu, Digital Accessibility Specialist

People hear about digital accessibility often. However, what is it, and how to apply to digital products? The EOWG provides many resources from the introduction of disabilities to understanding Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. No matter whether an individual who wants to learn accessibility or an Accessibility Engineer who needs to dig deeper. The EOWG creates useful resources for everyone, and their efforts make the world inclusive.