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Mobile Accessibility Task Force (Mobile A11Y TF) Work Statement

The Mobile Accessibility Task Force (Mobile A11Y TF) is a task force of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) and, before its closure, the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG). It assists this Working Group with the work identified below.

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This is a Work Statement for the Mobile A11Y Task Force (MATF). The minutes of the WCAG WG approval and UAWG approval of this work statement are public. The Task Force is active. Current work may be viewed on their wiki. The home page of the Mobile Accessibility Task Force has links to active information on the group.

Note: this work statement has been updated to remove references to closed groups and change the name of the sponsoring Working Group. These changes have not yet been formally approved.


The objective of the Mobile Accessibility Task Force is to produce techniques, understanding and guidance documents as well as updates to existing related W3C / WAI material that addresses the mobile space. This work includes developing (or updating):


Initially the Task Force will define the scope of work need to provide complete information on how to support mobile accessibility. The work will likely be broken down into modular components that can be used as independent resources or as part of a cohesive suite. The individual components of the Mobile A11Y Task Force's work may be developed as W3C Recommendations, W3C Working Group Notes, or other W3C / WAI resources. This will be decided after the development of an initial, more detailed set of requirements for handling accessibility in mobile environments.

The work will be carried out iteratively with continual involvement of the public throughout the development. In particular, key stakeholders such as developers, evaluators, experts, researchers, and users will be regularly involved in the development process of the work of the Mobile Accessibility Task Force.


Timeline information is updated on the MATF home page


The Mobile Accessibility Task Force depends on the AG WG for the following reasons:

The Mobile Accessibility Task Force will also coordinate with the Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group (APA WG), for technical advice and Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) where necessary to improve the writing, presentation, and educational value of the developed materials.


Mobile Accessibility Task Force communications are publicly visible. Communication mechanisms for the Mobile Accessibility Task Force include:


To join the Mobile A11Y TF, individuals must be participants of the AG WG. Particpants are expected to actively contribute to the work of Mobile A11Y TF, including:

Contact Joshue O Connor, Andrew Kirkpatrick to become a participant of Mobile Accessibility Task Force or with questions.


Staff contacts oversee attention to W3C Process with respect to the chartered requirements. The Facilitator(s) set agenda, lead meetings, determine consensus, and are the primary liaison to the WGs.

  • Task Force facilitators: Kim Patch, Kathy Wahlbin
  • Staff Contact: Shadi Abou-Zahra


Current Mobile A11Y TF participants

Patent Policy

This Task Force is part of the AG WG Charter, which operates under the W3C Patent Policy (5 February 2004 Version). W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the AG WG.