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Strategies, standards, and supporting resources to help you make the Web more accessible to people with disabilities.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops international standards for the Web: HTML, CSS, and many more.


The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help you understand and implement accessibility.


You can use W3C WAI resources to make your websites, applications, and other digital creations more accessible and usable to everyone.


RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR) Note Published


RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR) is published as a Working Group Note. Real-time communication (RTC) provides real-time peer to peer audio, video, and data exchange directly between supported user agents. This enables instantaneous applications for video and audio calls, text chat, file exchange, screen sharing, and gaming. RAUR describes various accessibility related user needs, requirements, and scenarios for real-time communication (RTC) applications. These user needs should drive accessibility requirements in various related specifications and the overall architecture that enables RTC.

Accessibility Translations: Getting the 'Global' in GAAD


All WAI Translations now lists translations in 35 languages. Thanks to the translators. (If you know anyone who might be interested in contributing to more accessibility translations, please point them to: Translating WAI Resources)

For Review: Specification for Spoken Presentation in HTML


Specification for Spoken Presentation in HTML Working Draft is ready for review. This document is part of W3C work on pronunciation to provide normative specifications and best practices guidance so that text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis can properly pronounce HTML content. This Draft specification describes two possible technical approaches for author-controlled pronunciation. W3C is seeking more input on these approaches, particularly from content authors and implementors. Please send comments by 18 June 2021.

For Wide Review: WCAG 2.2 Working Draft


WCAG 2.2 Working Draft is ready wide review before finalizing WCAG 2.2. This draft has 9 new “success criteria” (requirements) since WCAG 2.1. The new success criteria and changes since the previous 2.2 draft are introduced in What's New in WCAG 2.2. The new success criteria address user needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. Please submit comments by 11 June 2021.

Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities - Note Published


Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities is a Working Group Note that helps you make web content, including applications, more accessible to more people. It provides informative "supplemental guidance" beyond the requirements of WCAG 2. It is not required for conformance to WCAG. To learn about this document and other W3C work on accessibility for people with cognitive and learning disabilities, see: Cognitive Accessibility at W3C.

Updated Resource: Curricula on Web Accessibility


New Developer Modules are now published in the Curricula on Web Accessibility. This curricula provides a framework for creating courses on digital accessibility, for including accessibility in other courses, and for reviewing existing and proposed courses. The March 2021 publication includes: updated guidance in the Curricula overview page, updated Foundation Modules, and new Developer Modules. The new modules focus on accessible markup and coding techniques, primarily for teaching front-end developers. The next modules will cover designing and authoring accessible digital content.

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