The Web Standards Project (WaSP) has been instrumental in promoting the importance of web standards, and getting user agent manufacturers to do the same. It's therefore great news that they have recently announced the Accessibility Task Force, whose focus is to encourage assistive technology manufacturers to include more support for web standards. I'm also delighted to announce that I have been asked to participate in the group.
Author: Gez Lemon
Accessibility Task Force (ATF)
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) have recently announced the Accessibility Task Force (ATF), and I'm both honoured and delighted to have been asked to participate. I will be working with some of the people I most respect in the field of accessibility:
Something I want to make clear is that I am not a member of WaSP, the main group responsible for promoting web standards, and encouraging user-agent manufacturers to do the same. I have been invited to participate in the ATF, and it's something I am really looking forward to. The advocacy of standards and accessibility has resulted in many authors creating semantically rich documents incorporating features that can aid people with disabilities, some of which just aren't being used by some assistive technology. The group's focus is to help bridge those gaps by promoting published web standards, and help bring accessibility to its full potential in making content available to everyone.