Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG)
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.
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- Decision Policy
- Task Forces
- Project Plan
- Comment on Deliverables
- How to Join (Participation)
- Current Participants
- E-mail Archives
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The Working Group maintains a comprehensive list of publications, which include:
- WCAG 2.1,
- Understanding WCAG 2.0,
- WCAG 2.0 Techniques
- Errata for WCAG 2.0, and
- Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 (“Silver”).
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.
The AG WG uses task forces to focus work on specific projects. Current task forces include:
- Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Task Force: develop a framework and repository of test rules, to promote a unified interpretation of WCAG 2.0 among different web accessibility test tools;
- Cognitive Accessibility Task Force: jointly operated with the Accessible Platform Architectures WG to improve Web accessibility for people with cognitive and learning disabilities;
- Low Vision Accessibility Task Force: identify issues and specify solutions to web accessibility issues specific to users with low vision;
- Mobile Accessibility Task Force: produce techniques, understanding and guidance documents as well as updates to existing related W3C / WAI material that addresses the mobile space;
- Silver Task Force: perform preliminary development of a new version of Accessibility Guidelines following a research-focused, user-centered design methodology. Also see the Silver Community Group.
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:
- How to contribute to the Working Group and file comments;
- How to contribute to the source repository directly;
- How to participate in (join) the Working Group.
Meetings and Communication
The AG WG conducts its work using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools. The communication page provides details about:
- Teleconferences of the Working Group and its task forces (also see meeting minutes);
- Face to face meetings (also see face to face meeting pages);
- Email lists;
- WCAG 2.0 source repository and WCAG 2.1 source repository;
- Web-Based Surveys (WBS);
- Issue Tracker;
- WCAG 2.0 source repository issue tracker and WCAG 2.1 source repository issue tracker.
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.Back to Top