Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF)

The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF) is a task force of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). The objective of the Task Force is to address web accessibility issues specific to people with low vision.

Announcements

The LVTF work is listed in the LVTF main wiki page.

Publications

LVTF Documents wiki page lists LVTF publications.

Task Force Meetings and Participation Channels

Task Force meets regularly by teleconference, and plans to hold face-to-face meetings 1-2 times a year in the future.

Updated information on LVTF meetings is on the LVTF main wiki page, under "Meetings".

IRC channel: #lvtf

Asynchronous participation:

About the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force

The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF) was created as a task force of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) and the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG). The UAWG has closed.

The objective of the Task Force is to address web accessibility issues specific to people with low vision. Task Force work includes:

  • Document accessibility requirements/needs for people with low vision
  • Identify gaps between user needs and existing requirements in WCAG, UAAG, ATAG
  • Document sufficient techniques, advisory techniques, and failures for WCAG 2 related to low vision
  • Develop supplemental guidance to address low vision beyond WCAG 2
  • Contribute to WCAG 3 requirements and guidance related to low vision
  • Potentially refine user agent use cases for low vision
  • Develop support materials to explain the issues and implementation of the above resources effectively

Facilitators and Contacts

  • Chris Loiselle, Co-Facilitator
  • Jonathan Avila, Co-Facilitator
  • Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Team Contact

Work Statement

Mailing List

public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org (public archive)

When using the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force mailing list:

  1. Treat other list members with respect.
  2. Keep comments within the scope of this group (see Low Vision Accessibility Task Force Work Statement).
  3. When raising an issue:
    • provide a clear subject line including the topic it relates to
    • explain the issue briefly
    • propose a brief & specific solution
    • for longer comments, put a summary at the beginning
  4. When replying:
    • keep your reply comments near the top of a message
    • only quote essential parts of a previous message
    • if there are multiple topics, break them into separate emails to facilitate threading and to keep the subject line accurate
  5. Please send any questions about the mailing list itself to the Facilitators or Staff Contacts, not the whole list.
  6. No soliciting.

Participation

To participate in the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force, individuals must also be participants of the AG WG. (You don't have to have previously participated in AG WG. You do have to sign up to participate in AG WG in order to participate in LVTF).

Participants are expected to actively contribute to the work of LVTF, including:

To become a participant of Low Vision Accessibility Task Force or if you have questions, contact the Facilitators and Team contact via mailto:group-lvtf-plan@w3.org.

Low Vision Accessibility Task Force - Participants lists curent and past participants.

Patent Disclosures

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

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