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Notice: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development


The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First Public Working Draft of WCAG 2.2. Additional success criteria in development for 2.2 address the needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. For information on what’s new in this draft and upcoming work, see the blog post Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development.

For Wide Review: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0


The Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0 specification is available for wide review. For a short introduction to personalization and the related documents, see the Personalization Overview (in English). The Working Group particularly requests review of section “3.1 action”. Please send any comments by 10 March 2020.

Updated: WCAG-EM Report Tool – Accessibility Evaluation

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WAVE Web Accessibility Tool

WAVE Web Accessibility Tool

WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content. Our philosophy is to focus on issues that we know impact end users, facilitate human evaluation, and to educate about web accessibility.

You can use the online WAVE tool by entering a web page address (URL) in the field above. WAVE Firefox and Chrome extensions are available for testing accessibility directly within your web browser – handy for checking password protected, locally stored, or highly dynamic pages. We also have a WAVE Runner service, subscription WAVE API and a stand-alone WAVE API for easily collecting data on many pages. If you need enterprise-level reporting and tracking of accessibility, WAVE powers the Pope Tech accessibility tool.


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WAI-ARIA Overview | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)


WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a
way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people
with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced
user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and
related technologies.
Currently certain functionality used in Web
sites is not available to some users with disabilities, especially
people who rely on screen readers and people who cannot use a mouse.
WAI-ARIA addresses these accessibility challenges, for example, by
defining new ways for functionality to be provided to assistive
technology. With WAI-ARIA, developers can make advanced Web applications
accessible and usable to people with disabilities.

This page describes the problems that WAI-ARIA addresses, and introduces
the WAI-ARIA suite of technical documents. Many of the terms used in

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