"The power of the Web is in its
Access by everyone regardless of
disability is an essential aspect."
-- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
Web Accessibility Initiative
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) promotes a high degree of usability
for people with disabilities. W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
pursues accessibility solutions on the Web for people with visual, auditory,
physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities.
- Developing accessibility guidelines
- Ensuring that Web technologies support accessibility
- Developing tools to evaluate and facilitate accessibility
- Conducting education and outreach
- Coordinating with research and development
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines
- User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
- Quick Tips
- How to Make Accessible Web Sites
- How People with Disabilities Use the Web
- Training Materials
- Evaluation Tools
WAI welcomes your participation and support. WAI develops consensus-based
accessibility solutions with industry, disability organizations,
accessibility researchers, governments and others. To learn more, visit http://www.w3.org/WAI/participation.
WAI is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Education's
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; the European
Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme; Government of
Canada, Industry Canada's Assistive Devices Industry Office; IBM; Microsoft
Corporation; SAP Labs; Verizon Foundation and Wells Fargo.
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