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Proposed Group: Accessibility Internationalization Community Group

The Accessibility Internationalization Community Group has been proposed by Lisa Seeman-Horwitz:

The mission of the Accessibility Internationalization Community Group is to improve the internationalization of:
-The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility (COGA) Task Force
-The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG)

The Accessibility Internationalization Community Group will include the following efforts:
-Improve the internationalization of COGA and AG publications.
-Develop criteria and tests for easy-to-understand language in different languages.
-Develop criteria and tests for text appearance and semantics in different writing systems
-Develop criteria and tests for additional guidance that changes based on additional language, writing system, or culture.

The community group’s initial focus is to help internationalize two accessibility resources that are currently in development:
-The next version of Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities
-WCAG 3.0, with two guidelines as the top priorities: “Clear Language” and “Text Appearance and Semantics,” which will have tests and criteria in different languages.

You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and people can join to begin work. In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account.

Once launched, the group will no longer be listed as “proposed”; it will be in the list of current groups.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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