Participating in WAI


The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) provides an international forum for collaboration between industry, disability organizations, accessibility researchers, government, and others interested in web accessibility.

We encourage individuals and organizations around the world to participate in activities that help improve accessibility of the web.

After you read this page, if you have any questions about getting involved with WAI or would like more information, please send specific questions to with CC to

Getting News of Drafts for Review

Draft documents for review are listed on the WAI home page and News page.

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

Participating in Guidelines and Groups

See How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute to learn how WAI works through a process designed to:

Reviewing Guidelines and Documents

WAI welcomes comments on documents at any time. Comments are handled differently depending on the stage of document development. See the “Feedback on Specific Documents” section of Contacting WAI for where to send comments.

One of the best times to comment on developing documents is during a formal period for public review. To get notified of open calls for review, see via e-mail, Atom/RSS feed, or Twitter from Get WAI News.

Participating in Community Groups

W3C Community Groups cover a variety of topics. Anyone can join Community Groups, after getting a free W3C account and signing the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement. Of the long list of Community Groups, here are some that are actively seeking contributors:

Participating in Interest Groups

The WAI Interest Group (WAI IG) is for general discussion and feedback on all areas of WAI’s work. Most of the interaction within WAI IG is through the public mailing list.

Participating in Working Groups

Anyone can join a WAI Working Group public mailing list, or read the public list archives.

There are specific criteria for formally joining Working Groups, including requirements for participation and contribution. See the Working Group pages below to find what group best fits your interests and to get information on participation.

Sponsoring WAI

WAI’s work is supported in part by sponsorship from industry, disability, and government organizations interested in contributing to WAI’s efforts to make the web more accessible. Please see the list of current sponsors and information on WAI sponsorship at Sponsoring WAI.

Promoting and Implementing Web Accessibility

Promoting Awareness

Implementing Guidelines

Encouraging Accessibility

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