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Making the Web Accessible

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.


New Resource: Making Audio and Video Media Accessible


Making Audio and Video Media Accessible
helps you understand and create captions/subtitles, audio description of visual information, descriptive transcripts, and sign language for media. It includes guidance for creating new videos, and on media player accessibility. The planning and project management sections address considerations for outsourcing or in-house development. The resource starts by introducing user experiences and benefits to organizations – illustrating how digital accessibility is essential for some and useful for all.

Upcoming: Workshop on Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards


A W3C Workshop on Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards will be held on 5-6 November 2019 in Seattle, WA, USA. The workshop will bring together people with practical experience with inclusive virtual reality and augmented reality, and people involved in relevant web technologies. Attendance is free for invited participants and is open to the public. Expressions of interest and position statements are due by 5 October 2019.

Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA - W3C Note Update Published


Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA - Alternatives to Visual Turing Tests on the Web is published as an updated W3C Working Group Note. (CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.) The Note examines potential solutions to test that users are human, not software robots, in a way that is accessible to people with disabilities. A summary, some background, and thanks to contributors is in a 23 August e-mail.

Translations: 20 New WAI Accessibility Resources


Over 20 new translations of W3C WAI accessibility resources are listed at All WAI Translations. More information is in the 25 July e-mail.

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