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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) commitment to lead the web to its full potential includes promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an initiative of the W3C.

WAI develops its work through W3C’s consensus-based process, involving different stakeholders in web accessibility. These include industry, disability organizations, government, accessibility research organizations, and more.

WAI, in partnership with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the web through these primary activities:

Learn more about How WAI Develops Accessibility Standards through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute.

WAI Groups

WAI includes the following Working Groups and Interest Group:

Within the Working Groups, there are also Task Forces.

Learn more about Participating in WAI.

WAI News

New WAI publications, draft documents for review, and other WAI announcements are listed on the News page.

You can subscribe to get news announcements via e-mail, Atom/RSS feed, or Twitter from Get WAI News.

Current Work

Current work is introduced in What We’re Working On - Accessibility Activities and Publications.

WAI Staff

To reach all WAI staff, you can e-mail wai@w3.org

Collage of WAI Team photos. Shawn Henry, Kevin White, Roy Ran, Daniel Montalvo, Kosi Asabere

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