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Authoritative Implementation Guidance and International Cooperation to Support Training, Awareness Raising, and Capacity Building

Objective

WAI-Guide, Authoritative Implementation Guidance and International Cooperation to Support Training, Awareness Raising, and Capacity Building, drives sustainable impact for more scalable and affordable digital accessibility solutions. WAI-Guide aims to: • Provide authoritative implementation guidance and training, thereby growing capacities of available accessibility experts; • Accelerate tooling support for accessible content authoring, thereby making it more cost efficient to create accessible content; • Identify and address gaps in accessibility standardisation, thereby increasing the coverage of digital accessibility requirements. WAI-Guide achieves these objectives by conducting its work as an integral part of the vendor-neutral environment of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WAI-Guide draws together key expertise from industry, end-user representation, public bodies, research, and other fields, to develop core accessibility solutions that are internationally consensed and recognised as authoritative references. WAI-Guide develops open, royalty-free resources for a variety of audiences, each having a role in digital accessibility. This includes accessibility trainers and educators, consultants and service providers; vendors, developers, and integrators of authoring tools and content management systems; and designers, developers, procurers, project managers, and others involved throughout accessibility implementation processes. WAI-Guide is uniquely positioned and qualified to develop best practices for digital accessibility that are rigorously vetted through the open collaborative W3C Process, and that are harmonised with the authoritative interpretation of the internationally recognised W3C standards for accessibility. WAI-Guide comes at an opportune time to support implementation of the European Directive on Web Accessibility. It strengthens the European Digital Single Market and supports its alignment with global standards on digital accessibility.
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Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM

Address

Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 499 742

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822245

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 742,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 742

Coordinated by:

GEIE ERCIM

France