WAI Interest Group (WAI IG)


The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Interest Group (IG) promotes awareness of, and engagement in, accessibility work throughout the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). More details are in About WAI IG below.

Other Interest Group Pages:

Mailing Lists

There are two mailing lists:

  1. Announcements list (public-wai-announce) — for WAI announcements only.
  2. Discussion list (w3c-wai-ig) — for WAI announcements and public discussion. All e-mails sent to the Announcements list will also go to this Discussion list, so you don’t need to subscribe to both lists. If you want to send messages to the list, you must send them from an e-mail address that is subscribed to the list.

Details are below.

Announcements List - Subscribing and Unsubscribing

You can also see the Announcements List Archives.

Using the Discussion List

Discussion List Archives are useful for searching for past messages and getting a feel for the list.

Subscribing and Unsubscribing to the Discussion List

Please note: The subscription e-mail addresses are different from the e-mail address to send an e-mail message, which is in the next section.

Sending Messages to the Discussion List

To send a message to the list, first subscribe to the list (instructions above), then send your message to w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

The first time you send a message to a public W3C mailing list, you will get a reply e-mail asking if you will give permission for your message to be distributed to the list and thus go into the public archive. There is an option to do this once and then you don’t have to do it again in the future.

About WAI IG

The mission of the WAI Interest Group (WAI IG) is to provide a forum for reviewing, discussing, and providing input into deliverables being developed by WAI Working Groups, including accessibility aspects of specification reviews, research topics identified during accessibility reviews, and educational materials development; also for exploring web accessibility issues and solutions, and sharing information about web accessibility activities around the world.
The scope of the WAI IG includes:

Work of the WAI IG is in accordance with the W3C Process. WAI IG work is funded in part by the WAI-Core Project and WAI Sponsors.

Chair and Contacts


Past WAI IG Meetings

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