Day 21: ATAG Resources & WAI Vetting Process

I tend to do things backward, and my learning process seems to be no exception. Today I read through some of W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) informative resources and realized they’ve broken down ATAG documentation in a simplified way. And here I was going directly to the recommended specification and trying to break it down for myself. Well, I can’t say I didn’t challenge myself that way!

Things I accomplished

What I learned today

  • I’m learning something! My Part A and Part B posts, along with my study spreadsheet, all mirror what’s been written on the WAI website.
  • Learned the 5 milestones of WAI’s accessibility standard development process:
    1. working draft
    2. wide review working draft
    3. candidate recommendation
    4. proposed recommendation
    5. W3C recommendation (web standard)

ATAG Resources

W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website has been recently overhauled this year and I’ve found a lot of great informational points on this site that have been easy to navigate. Some of their ATAG resources include:

Additionally, W3C has their recommended specification and implementation notes:


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