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Meeting Information

This group will meet approximately every other week. Meetings will be on Thursdays at:

  • 13:30 UTC (GMT)
  • 9:30 am Eastern Time (United States)
  • 3:30 pm Central European Time

Accommodations and Recording


When external content is reviewed or presented (external presentations, literature reviews,...) Readings and resources shared in the W3C Accessibility for Children Community Group are meant to compare and broaden our perspectives on several topics. The information about providers and services contained on our wiki page does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the the W3C Accessibility for Children Community Group. During meetings, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. this disclaimer will help us ensuring we do not endorse all contents reviewed in the group. We try as much as possible to provide contents which are aligned with current societal needs for children with disabilities/ specific needs.

Meeting Agendas and Notes

2021/2022 Goals

  • Identify user needs for children with disabilities
  • Conduct literature review to see where enough research is already available to support accommodating these user needs
  • Identify open research questions and advocate for further research where needed
  • Document additional information to help inform implementation efforts
  • Identify awareness gaps that could benefit from public information/education campaigns

Prioritization Survey


  • Items with the highest scores
    • 8.40 Establish “Ethics of Interface,” encouraging designers to see healthiness of participation in human learning as the top priority (offers free classes) “Future of Interface” initiative
    • 7.00 WCAG 2.x gap analysis ( as a list of missing sub-success criteria) to inform WCAG 3 and/or be a temporary stand alone note until WCAG 3 addresses more of children’s needs
    • 7.00 Continue to evangelize the need for special consideration for Accessibility for Children within W3C
    • 7.00 Host a Workshop designed to establish an “Ethics of Interface” in which the healthiness of participation and human learning is the priority
    • 6.83 Evangelize the need for special consideration for Accessibility for Children among accessibility specialists in general
    • 6.80 Write a stand-alone guide to making content/products accessible for children with disabilities, similar to COGA's document
    • 6.80 Design for a prototype system that would give learners both a mechanism and reinforcement for flagging unmet learning/information needs
    • 6.80 Present at Conferences
    • 6.67 Create a joint working subgroup of 2 community groups: Silver (which works with AGWG [accessibility guidelines working group]) and our group, to directly write content for WCAG 3
    • 6.50 Research and document what AT is being used in low resource environments.
    • 6.50 Create a mechanism for looping organizations like Save the Children (or alliances of such organizations) into W3C document review
    • 6.40 Create a resource similar to: Older Users Section from Education and Outreach Web Accessibility Initiative
    • 6.40 White paper focusing on the necessity for addressing unmet learning/information needs for the cost-optimal evolution of online resources User Participation is essential (see also: Miraculous Intersections & 3 laws of Feedback)
    • See full results


  • Results of Prioritization Survey from March 2022
  • Items with the highest score (8.00)
    • Write high level user needs in order to inform other standards, such as WCAG 3 Children's High Level User Needs. (These might be re-framed as Children's Accessibility Rights.)
    • Write a FAQs doc or White Paper on Why Children's Needs Require Specific Consideration
    • Form positions on key issues and conduct advocacy / awareness (for example, use of AT during assessment)
  • Item with the second highest score (7.50)
    • Comment and provide feedback on standards that are being developed such as commenting on W3C's Functional Needs and Natural Language Interface Accessibility User Requirements
  • Item with the third highest score (7.00)
    • Write a stand-alone guide to making content/products accessible for children, similar to COGA's document


Documents to Work in and Contribute to

Google Drive

A Google Drive for Sharing Documents

Research to Reference

Documents and Initiatives to which this Community Group Might Contribute

User Needs and Use Cases

In General

  1. Implementation Efforts (products of participating organizations and others)
  2. WCAG 2.x
  3. WCAG 3.x, or later particularly in cases where technology support is not available when WCAG 3 is published

Specific to AI (Artificial Intelligence)

  1. (pdf) UNICEF Policy guidance on AI for children DRAFT 1.0 | SEPTEMBER 2020

Getting the Word Out about WCAG 3's Children Guidance and User Needs Use Cases

  1. Common Sense Platform
  2. Other Game/Movie/Media Rating Systems

Getting the Word out about Research Needs / Gaps


  • TPAC (annual conference)



Getting the Word out about Awareness/Education Gaps