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The Silver Task Force is part of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group of the W3C. The Silver Task Force and the W3C Silver Community Group are performing the preliminary work for the successor to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2. The guidelines will be named W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 which reflects the anticipated broader scope beyond web content, but preserves the familiar acronym of WCAG.

The W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 First Public Working Draft (FPWD) has been published and updated. The is an early draft and is the first of many drafts. The document is not expected to become a W3C Recommendation for a few more years. It is not ready to be implemented yet, as we expect many changes from public feedback and continuing work.

Anyone who would like to participate should read the Welcome to Silver quick-start guide.


Silver News Archive

What is Silver?

The objective of the Silver Task Force is to perform preliminary research and development for a successor to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Code-named "Silver", these guidelines will address the process of making content and functionality accessible to people with disabilities, including the roles of content authoring, user agent support, and authoring tool support. These guidelines will provide a base for continued evolution of accessibility standards.

The Silver project now has an official name. The work will be called W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0.

Silver Task Force and Community Group is currently writing the draft for the First Public Working Draft of WCAG 3. The current work is available for reading below.


Participation in the Silver Community Group is open to the public. Interested people can join the the W3C Silver Community Group to be placed on the mailing list and join conference calls. See the Participation Options and the meeting section below for more information on participation. See Welcome to Silver for those who are starting to work on Silver.

This wiki is now archival, although we do try to synchronize links so that work can be located using either wiki.

Public Working Drafts

Current Public Working Draft of WCAG 3

Related documents

WCAG3 Publications Archive - includes presentations, comments, and evaluation studies

Sub Groups

These are temporary groups working on specific topics. See the information pages linked below for members, meeting times, and current work. The current subgroup work is linked to the Project Plan and has moved to Github wiki. Subgroups are listed here for redundancy.

Subgroup Handbook


Inactive, Moved and Completed Subgroups (for archival purposes)

Project Plan for 2022

Publication Planning and Editor Draft Archive

Silver Archives

There is extensive work done in prior years that is important reference material explaining why design decisions in Silver were made. These links, including the links to the Silver Research project are here.

  • Design Plan
  • Stakeholders
  • Research Project
  • Design Sprint
  • Requirements
  • Prototypes
  • Proposals 2020-2022

Silver Archives


Email Lists and Archives

No longer used

Conference Call Information

If there is a problem getting onto the call, comment in IRC channel or email Shawn and Jeanne.

AGWG Call Tuesday

AGWG joint meeting Tuesdays at 11:00AM ET (14:00 UTC) for 120 minute meeting. WCAG3 is usually the first hour.

Silver Call Friday

Silver meeting Fridays at 10:00AM ET (15:00 UTC) for a 60 minute working meeting 12 March to 2 April are various regional daylight savings time changes -- check your local time)

W3C default time zone is US Eastern Time. There are several weeks in the spring and fall when the US changes to daylight saving time before other parts of the world. In that case, the US Eastern Time is used as the base time zone. Check the World Clock Meeting Planner to determine the time in UTC and other timezones.

Zoom International Numbers

IRC channel


Decision Policy

All Day Meetings



Meeting Minutes and Reports

Silver and Subgroup minutes

Meeting Minute Archive - older minutes before automation