WAI-Tools

An EU Project

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Project Results

Current project results include:

Developing an Accessibility Statement
Includes guidance on how to develop accessibility statements for websites, mobile applications, and other digital content, as well as a free and open source accessibility statements generator tool. More information in the blog post How to Create Accessibility Statements. This is the result of project deliverable D3.1, which was developed through the W3C Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).
Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules
Includes writing, reviewing, implementing, and validating “Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules”. About 30 rules were developed during the first project year, with another 25 to follow this year. This is the result of project deliverables D1.1, D1.2, and D1.3, which are continually developed through the W3C ACT Rules Community Group (previously Auto-WCAG Community Group, which has been renamed).
Open Format for Accessibility Test Results
Includes the definition of an open data format to express accessibility test results. It is a JSON-LD 1.0 serialization of the EARL 1.0 Schema, and is implemented by the open source Alfa and aXe Reporter accessibility testing engines. This is the result of project deliverable D2.1.

Project Deliverables

Technical project deliverables include:

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 Shadi Abou-Zahra (Scientific Coordinator).

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Project Overview

Latest overview and slides for the WAI-Tools Project are available from the Second Open Meeting, which was held on 20 May 2019 in Brussels, Belgium

About the Project

WAI-Tools, Advanced Decision Support Tools for Scalable Web Accessibility Assessments, is an Innovation Action project, co-funded by the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 program (Grant Agreement 780057). The project started on 1 November 2017 for a duration of three years. WAI-Tools drives web accessibility evaluation and repair through:

WAI-Tools achieves this by carrying out key efforts in the vendor-neutral environment of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WAI-Tools draws together key expertise from industry, public bodies, and research to develop common understanding of web accessibility requirements.

See project deliverables above and contact Shadi Abou-Zahra (Scientific Coordinator) for more information.

Project Partners

WAI-Tools project partners include:

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