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Call for Participation in Accessibility Internationalization Community Group

The Accessibility Internationalization Community Group has been launched:

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.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2024-03-14 by Lisa Seeman-Horwitz. The following people supported its creation: Lisa Seeman-Horwitz, Leandro S. Guedes, Jan McSorley, Rachael Bradley Montgomery, Tiffany Burtin. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

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

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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