An EU Project

Current Announcements

Project Results

Current project activities include:

Web Accessibility Directive: Frequently Asked Questions
Provides responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ) on implementing the EU Web Accessibility Directive (WAD). Stakeholders can ask new questions from the “Contact our help desk” link.
List of Courses on Digital Accessibility
Includes developing a user interface with filtering functionality, a taxonomy to describe courses and certification on digital accessibility with mapping to the WAI Curricula, and promoting and gathering list entries. In addition to the List of Courses, a Course submission form is available. This work is being carried out in the W3C Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).
Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules
Includes promoting, tracking, and validating implementations of “Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules” in automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies. This includes completed redesign of the user interface to better integrate implementation reports submitted by different vendors. This work is being carried out in the ACT Task Force of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG).

Completed project deliverables include:

Project Deliverables

Technical deliverables planned:

These deliverables are complemented by project management, dissemination, and engagement efforts.

How To Participate

Most of the project work listed above is developed through or in coordination with:

We invite participation, comments, and contributions by anyone interested. This includes reviewing drafts of these resources and actively participating in the relevant groups to help develop these resources. All project results will be provided openly on royalty-free basis, and will be linked from this page.

See also Participating in WAI. If you have any questions, contact Kevin White.

About the Project

WAI-CooP, Communities of Practice, is a Coordination and Support Action project, co-funded by the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 program (Grant Agreement 101004794). The project is schedule to start on 1 January 2021 for a duration of three years. WAI-CooP support implementation of the international standards for digital accessibility through:

WAI-CooP achieves this by building on the existing wealth of authoritative guidance available from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), to provide a one-stop shop for the broad spectrum of key stakeholders involved in the implementation of digital accessibility. This includes public bodies and private entities; organisations representing people with disabilities; product, service, and training providers; researchers; and policy makers.

See project deliverables, above.

Project Partners

WAI-CooP project partners include:

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