Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
The mission of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is to develop specifications to support making implementations of web technologies accessible for people with disabilities, and to develop and maintain implementation support materials.
As of October 2020, the AG WG is engaged in the following work:
- Processing comments on the wide review draft of WCAG 2.2.
- Preparing WCAG 3.0 (Silver) and Silver Requirements for First Public Working Draft.
During the past year, the WG also published drafts of:
- Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them
- Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities
For TPAC 2020 the Working Group is not holding a dedicated Face to Face meeting. The Silver Task Force is participating, with the APA Working Group , in joint meetings with the EPub 3 WG, the Immersive Web WG, and the Timed Text WG. Agenda and logistics for these meetings is in the Silver TPAC 2020 page.
In addition, the AG WG has prepared a video update on its current work (link forthcoming).
The Working Group maintains a comprehensive list of publications, which include:
- WCAG 2.1,
- Understanding WCAG 2.0,
- WCAG 2.0 Techniques
- Errata for WCAG 2.0, and
- Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 ("Silver").
The Project Plan details intended timeline and milestones for this work. A list of publications on the W3C Technical Reports page includes completed deliverables that are no longer worked on by the Working Group.
The AG WG uses task forces to focus work on specific projects. Task Forces are described on the related page.
How to Comment, Contribute, and Participate
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group engages with stakeholders in a variety of ways. See the following resources for information on:
Meetings and Communication
The AG WG conducts its work using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools. The communication page provides details about:
- Teleconferences of the Working Group and its task forces (also see meeting minutes);
- Face to face meetings (also see face to face meeting pages);
- Email lists;
- WCAG 2.0 source repository and WCAG 2.1 source repository;
- Web-Based Surveys (WBS);
- Issue Tracker;
- WCAG 2.0 source repository issue tracker and WCAG 2.1 source repository issue tracker.
These tools are used by participants of the Working Group. For ways non-participants can contribute, see How to contribute to the Working Group and file comments.
Work of the AG WG is in accordance with the W3C Process. AG WG work is funded in part by the WAI Core 2015 Project. The work of this group does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders.
The chairs of the AG WG, responsible for overall leadership and management, are Chuck Adams, Alastair Campbell, and Rachael Montgomery. The staff contact, responsible for W3C Process and general support, is Michael Cooper. Administrative inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AG WG maintains the following operational resources:
W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.