- Release of 5 animated videos that explain different aspects of web accessibility evaluation, including easy initial checks, using tools, conformance evaluation, and involving users
- W3C Group Notes for XR Accessibility User Requirements, RTC Accessibility User Requirements, and Synchronization Accessibility User Requirements, to help address accessibility of immersive environments , real-time communication, and audio and visual media synchronization
- On-going development of ATAG Report Tool (ART) to help promote accessibility of authoring tools
- Launch of Online Course: Introduction to Web Accessibility based on the curriculum developed through WAI-Guide
- Release of WAI Curricula with foundation, developer, and designer modules. ([Content Author Modules(https://wai-curricula.netlify.app/curricula/content-author-modules/) in development)
Technical project deliverables include:
- Provide Implementation and Training Guidance
- Revise and Expand Implementation Guidance — support the revision and expansion of the Techniques and Understanding documents.
- Provide Video-Based Accessibility Training — develop training materials using video format, based on existing WAI resources.
- Develop Role-Based Accessibility Curricula — build on and extend the WAI Training resource to provide accessibility curricula.
- Accelerate Support for Accessible Authoring
- Engage with Web Authoring Tool Communities — engage with the developers to promote accessibility support in authoring tools.
- Develop Industry-Specific Tooling Guidance — develop tailored guidance for the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG).
- Compile List of Accessible Authoring Tools — establish a public list of authoring tools that support accessibility features.
- Identify Gaps in Accessibility Standardization
- Develop Accessibility User Needs and Use Cases — research, analyze, and communicate accessibility of emerging digital technologies.
- Promote Harmonized Accessibility Standards — coordinate with relevant standards bodies and groups to promote harmonization.
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:
- Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
- Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG)
- Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group (APA)
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 Shadi Abou-Zahra (Scientific Coordinator).
About the Project
WAI-Guide, Authoritative Implementation Guidance and International Cooperation to Support Training, Awareness Raising, and Capacity Building, is an Support Action project, co-funded by the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 program (Grant Agreement 822245). The project started on 1 January 2019 for a duration of three years. WAI-Guide aims to:
- Provide authoritative implementation guidance and training, thereby growing capacities of available accessibility experts;
- Accelerate tooling support for accessible content authoring, thereby making it more cost efficient to create accessible content;
- Identify and address gaps in accessibility standardization, thereby increasing the coverage of digital accessibility requirements.
WAI-Guide achieves this by conducting its work as an integral part of the vendor-neutral environment of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WAI-Guide draws together expertise from industry, end-user representation, public bodies, research, and other fields, to develop core accessibility solutions that are internationally consensed and recognized as authoritative references.
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