An EU Project

Project Results

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.
List of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
Includes updating the user interface with filtering functionality, reviewing tools features to capture, and promoting and gathering list entries. In addition to the List of Evaluation Tools, a Tool submission form is available.
List of Policies and Practices Internationally
Extensive updates to existing policies and the addition of new information for 22 additional countries.
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.
Analysis of Support and Gaps in Technologies
Carried out an extensive review of literature to identify relevant accessibility related gaps in digital technologies which helped identify topics that were explored further as part of the Research Symposia.
Research Symposia on Digital Accessibility
Organised and ran three online research symposia based on topics identified in previous analysis:
Regular Open Meetings
Organised and ran six open meetings to exchange best practices and discuss specific topics around implementing and monitoring accessibility.
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.
EM Report Tool
Updated functionality, improved user interface, improved translation options and updates to include new WCAG 2.1 and 2.2 success criteria. EM Report Tool
Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility
Updates to the resource to simplify the presentation of each check, reduce the reliance on third-party tools and improve the readability of the content. This aims to make it easier to be used as a learning resource for people new to accessibility and a set of tools to perform some basic accessibility checks.


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

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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.

Project Partners

WAI-CooP project partners include:

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