The WAI to Web Accessibility: A Tour of New Resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

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Presented at 9:15am in Independence on Thursday, November 17, 2022.



  • Shawn Henry, Accessibility Education and Outreach Lead, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) / MIT
  • Kevin White, Accessibility Development and Operations Lead, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) / ERCIM

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Interactive/Discussion
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference


Find out about new and surprising free resources from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the organization that develops Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).


WAI resources help you create an environment where accessibility flourishes — whether you need to better understand how people use the web, prepare a business case to secure management support, train developers who are new to accessibility, integrate accessibility into a project plan, write an accessibility statement or policy, or meet international standards.

Learn about free online resources on the WAI website. We'll introduce you to videos, tips, tutorials, tools (for generating reports and accessibility statements), translations (over 35 languages), training (a free online course), and much more. There are resources for content authors, designers, developers, evaluators, testers, managers, policy makers, trainers, educators, web users, advocates, and people with disabilities.

Learn where to find answers to your questions on the WAI website.

You'll also get a sneak peek at new resources to be published in the coming months. And learn how you can help advance web accessibility and share your insights with others.


  1. Types of resources on the WAI website, how to find them, and how to use them to advance digital accessibility.
  2. Update on new work, e.g., accessible collaboration tools, personalization, and remote and hybrid training.
  3. How you can contribute to make WAI resources even better.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Captioning/Transcription, Faculty Development & Support, Research, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), holds a research appointment at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and holds an MSc in Digital Inclusion. Prior to joining WAI, she consulted with organizations to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility. Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her book _Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design_ offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

Kevin White

Kevin recently re-joined W3C as Accessibility Development and Operations Lead.