Accessibility Guidelines Working Group

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The mission of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is to develop guidelines to make Web content accessible for people with disabilities and to develop and maintain implementation support materials for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.


CR implementation evaluation underway: The Working Group is now engaged in implementation evaluation for Candidate Recommendation (participant-only link).

2018-01-30 - WCAG 2.1 is a Candidate Recommendation: WCAG 2.1 has been published as a Candidate Recommendation. The Working Group will now conduct implementation testing towards the goal of finalizing the guidelines by June 2018. See the post WCAG 2.1 is a Candidate Recommendation for more information about this publication. Please submit comments by 30 March 2018.

Current Work

The Working Group maintains a comprehensive list of publications, which include:

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.

Task Forces

The AG WG uses task forces to focus work on specific projects. Current task forces include:

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.

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 Alastair Campbell, Andrew Kirkpatrick, and Joshue O Connor. The staff contact, responsible for W3C Process and general support, is Michael Cooper. Administrative inquiries may be sent to

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.