Task Forces

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group conducts some of its work via the following task forces. See each task force page for details about specific work and how to join.

Task force facilitators meet the first Wednesday of the month for coordination (also see AG facilitators minutes). Task force coordination is maintained in the AG Facilitators wiki.

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Task Force

The Accessibility Conformance Testing Task Force will develop a framework and repository of test rules, to promote a unified interpretation of WCAG 2.0 among different web accessibility test tools. The framework will also allow the development of custom test rules to meet company requirements and best practices. While this framework will add a layer of implemention for tool developers, it provides more consistency and comparability of the resulting test rules.

Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force

The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force will develop draft proposed guidance and techniques to make web content, content authoring, and user agent implementation accessible and more useable by people with cognitive and learning disabilities.

WCAG 2.x Backlog Task Force

The objective of the WCAG 2 Task Force is to maintain up-to-date versions of the normative and informative materials associated with versions 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and to document considerations for WCAG 3.0 which cannot be readily addressed within the existing normative language of the 2.x specification.

Low Vision Accessibility Task Force

The Low Vision Accessibility Task Force will identify issues and specify solutions to web accessibility issues specific to users with low vision via WCAG 2.0 techniques, understanding and guidance documents, and as needed to produce extensions to WCAG 2.0.

Mobile Accessibility Task Force

The 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

The Silver Task Force will perform preliminary development of a new version of Accessibility Guidelines following a research-focused, user-centered design methodology to produce the most effective and flexible outcome. 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 address current technological and cultural web accessibility requirements and provide a base for continued evolution of the guidelines. Also see the related Silver Community Group.

WCAG2ICT Task Force

The objective of the WCAG2ICT Task Force is to develop documentation describing how WCAG 2.1 and 2.2 and its principles, guidelines, and success criteria could apply to non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

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