Skip to Content

Overview of content related to 'web accessibility initiative'

Syndicate content

This page provides an overview of 1 article related to 'web accessibility initiative'. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

 'Inspecting article' image: copyright, used under license from
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an effort to improve the accessibility of the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) for people with disabilities. People with disabilities may encounter difficulties when using computers generally, but also on the Web. Since people with disabilities often require non-standard devices and browsers, making websites more accessible also benefits a wide range of user agents and devices, including mobile devices, which have limited resources. The W3C launched the Web Accessibility in 1997 with endorsement by The White House and W3C members. It has several working groups and interest groups that work on guidelines, technical reports, educational materials and other documents that relate to the several different components of web accessibility. These components include web content, web browsers and media players, authoring tools, and evaluation tools. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Web Accessibility Initiative)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'web accessibility initiative' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'web accessibility initiative': 28 (1.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'web accessibility initiative' across all Ariadne articles: 82
  • Average number of references to 'web accessibility initiative' per Ariadne article: 2.93
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'web accessibility initiative': 1999-06
  • Trending factor of 'web accessibility initiative': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

See our 'web accessibility initiative' overview for more data and comparisons with other tags. For visualisations of metadata related to timelines, bands of recency, top authors, and and overall distribution of authors using this term, see our 'web accessibility initiative' usage charts. Usage chart icon

Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'web accessibility initiative':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. dominik lukes (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. alistair mcnaught (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. jenny craven (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. david sloan (see articles on this topic by this author)

Note: Links to all articles by authors listed above set filters to display articles by each author in the overview below. Select this link to remove all filters.

Titlesort icon Article summary Date

Bring Your Own Policy: Why Accessibility Standards Need to Be Contextually Sensitive

Brian Kelly, Jonathan Hassell, David Sloan, Dominik LukeŇ°, E A Draffan and Sarah Lewthwaite argue that rather than having a universal standard for Web accessibility, standardisation of Web accessibility practices and policies needs to be sufficiently flexible to cater for the local context.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Syndicate content

by Dr. Radut