A new consortium launches today and is announced at Juicy Studio with the entry Web Accessibility Tool Consortium (WAT-C), authored by Steven Faulkner, who is a co-founder of WAT-C. Gez Lemon of Juicy Studio is also a member of the WaSP Accessibility Task Force.
The goals of the group include a focus on free accessibility testing software, enhancing development of existing software, and internationalization of testing software. Goals include development of new tools, improving existing tools, and expanding the availability of these tools to a wider range of operating systems, browsers, and languages.
Members of this group include:
- Accessible Information Solutions [Australia]
- Infoaxia [Japan]
- Juicy Studio [UK]
- The Paciello Group [USA]
- Wrong HTML [Japan]
From the WAT-C homepage:
The Web Accessibility Tools Consortium [WAT-C] provides a collection of free tools to assist both developers and designers in the development and testing of accessible web content. The consortium is a collaboration of some of the world’s leading accessibility practitioners, founded by Accessible Information Solutions (Australia), Infoaxia (Japan), The Paciello Group (USA), Wrong HTML (Japan), and Juicy Studio (UK).
Current projects, recent releases, and a list of tools developed by WAT-C members can be found at the WAT-C website.
Congratulations everyone! We are looking forward to your work.
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