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1 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) Web Accessibility Now Shadi Abou-Zahra W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

2 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) W3C/WAI Guidelines International standards for web accessibility: WCAG – Web Content Accessibility Guidelines UAAG – User Agent Accessibility Guidelines ATAG – Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

3 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) Uptake of WCAG 2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0: W3C (royalty-free) standard since Translations in more than 25 languages Also available as ISO/IEC DIS 40500:2012 Adoption in draft EN (EC Mandate 376) Adoption in draft ANPRM (US Section 508) Also in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea,...

4 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) WAI-ACT Project EC-funded project to support implementation: International cooperation framework Technical guidance for web developers Guidance on web accessibility evaluation Coordinate research and development

5 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) Project Highlights Some of the current project activities include: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 Techniques for Evaluation and Repair Tools Accessibility Support Database (working title) WCAG 2.0 Application Notes (working title) Online symposia on e-accessibility research

6 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) Call for Participation W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) welcomes: Web developers, designers, and content authors Users and representation of people with disabilities Researchers, experts, and standards developers Project managers, procurers, and decision makers Accessibility advocates, trainers, and educators Other stakeholders with interest in e-accessibility

7 Copyright © 2012 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio) Thank You Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI Activity Lead, WAI International Program Office Information, resources, and technical standards:


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