The Accessibility Features Community Group has been launched:
Improving the accessibility features of browsers, other user agents, and operating systems makes every app and web site they render more accessible to people with disabilities. The Accessibility Features Community Group (AFCG) promotes the development of these accessibility features.
People with disabilities will find similar features across browsers and operating systems that also work consistently for all provided content. For content creators, reliable built-in features will help to focus their accessibility efforts on addressing challenges unique to their content. These accessibility features can come in a variety of forms, such as:
- Always-on features, such as page and app resizing
- Toggles, such as always-visible focus indicators and high contrast modes
- Settings, like preferred fonts and smallest text size
- Fallback features, like automated captions and heading detection
To promote the development of new accessibility features, AFCG will develop a list of recommended accessibility features. This list will include accessibility features already available, but also ideas for new accessibility features that can be shown to work through prototypes. To encourage the implementation of recommended accessibility features, AFCG will track which of these are supported in common browsers and operating systems.
This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2021-06-10 by Eric Eggert. The following people supported its creation: Eric Eggert, Hidde de Vries, Todd Libby, Wilco Fiers, Melanie Philipp. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.
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