Accessibility Guidelines Working Group

The mission of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is to develop specifications to support making implementations of web technologies accessible for people with disabilities, and to develop and maintain implementation support materials.

Some information on this page is also shown on, and may be more current in, the automatically generated Accessibility Guidelines Working Group page.


No announcements at the moment.

Current Work

The Working Group maintains a comprehensive list of publications and current timelines.

The Project Plan details intended timeline and milestones for this work. A list of publications on the W3C Technical Reports page includes completed deliverables that are no longer worked on by the Working Group.


Work on W3C Accessibility Guidelines 3 takes place in many task forces and subgroups of the Working Group. Information about projects and timelines is available on the WCAG 3 Project Plan.

WCAG 2.2

The Working Group is processing comments from wide review and preparing for Candidate Recommendation. Current work is shown in WCAG issues.

Task Forces

The AG WG uses task forces to focus work on specific projects in addition to the work above. Task Forces are described on the related page. Some task forces form sub-groups to further divide the work.

How to Comment, Contribute, and Participate

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group engages with stakeholders in a variety of ways. See the following resources for information on:

Meetings and Communication

The AG WG conducts its work using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools. The communication page provides details about:

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

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings are available.

Administrative Information

Work of the AG WG is in accordance with the W3C Process. AG WG work is funded in part by the WAI Core 2015 Project. The work of this group does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders.

The chairs of the AG WG, responsible for overall leadership and management, are Chuck Adams, Alastair Campbell, and Rachael Montgomery. The staff contact, responsible for W3C Process and general support, is Michael Cooper. Administrative inquiries may be sent to

Work on WCAG 3 is additionally led by Shawn Lauriat and Jeanne Spellman, task force co-facilitators, and Wilco Fiers, WCAG 3 Project Manager. Inquiries about WCAG 3 should be sent to to reach these people as well as the chairs.

The AG WG maintains the following operational resources:

W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.

Current participants in the AG WG.

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