Task Forces operate under specific Working Groups.
This page lists some active Task Forces in WAI Working Groups. Other Task Forces, including inactive ones, are listed on each Working Group’s home page.
- Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Task Force under the WCAG Working Group
- 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 (Cognitive A11Y TF) under the Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group and the WCAG Working Group
- Assisting Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the cognitive space.
- CSS Accessibility Task Force under the Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group, and the Cascading Style Sheets Working Group
- Identify accessibility problems that can be created by use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and to develop solutions.
- Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force under the ARIA Working Group and the Digital Publishing Interest Group
- Comparing existing vocabularies, including IDPF’s EPUB Structural Semantic Vocabulary and ARIA Roles, to create a recommended list of digital publishing terms allowing for clear interaction with assistive technologies, easy reusability, and native validation.
- Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF) under the WCAG Working Group
- Assisting Working Groups to address web accessibility issues specific to people with low vision.
- Mobile Accessibility Task Force under the WCAG Working Group
- Assisting Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the mobile space.
- Personalization Task Force under the APA Working Group
- Personalization involves tailoring aspects of the user experience to meet the needs and preferences of the individual user.
- Pronunciation Task Force under the APA Working Group
- The Pronunciation Task Force has been exploring technical options for content authors to provide pronunciation information.
- Research Question Task Force under the APA Working Group
- Identify accessibility knowledge gaps and barriers in emerging and future web technologies, and to identify research findings, researchers, and research opportunities to inform and fill those gaps where possible.
- Silver Task Force under the WCAG Working Group
- 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.
- SVG Accessibility Task Force under the ARIA Working Group and the SVG Working Group
- Identifying accessibility requirements and managing the progress of accessibility solutions in SVG2.
- WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Task Force under the ARIA Working Group
- Developing guidelines for interoperable user agent implementation of the WAI-ARIA specification. Primary focus now is mapping of content language features to accessibility API features.
If you would like to learn about participating in a Task Force, see:
- Participating in WAI for general information
- The Task Force’s home page linked above, and the “How to Join (Participation)” link in the navigation area of the Working Group’s home page