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Accessibility Features Community Group Launched

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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:47:57 +0000
To: "Eric Eggert" <mail@yatil.net>,"Hidde de Vries" <hidde@w3.org>,"Todd Libby" <todd@knowbility.org>,"Wilco Fiers" <wilco.fiers@deque.com>,"Melanie Philipp" <melanie.philipp@deque.com>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
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With your support, the Accessibility Features Community Group has been launched:

This group was originally proposed on 2021-06-10
by Eric Eggert. The following people supported its
      Eric Eggert
      Hidde de Vries
      Todd Libby
      Wilco Fiers
      Melanie Philipp
To join the group, please use:

Please note that supporting a group is different from joining
a group. Supporters must also enroll if they wish to participate.

Improving the accessibility features of browsers, other user agents, and
operating systems makes every app and web site they render more
accessible to people with disabilities. The Accessibility Features
Community Group (AFCG) promotes the development of these accessibility

People with disabilities will find similar features across browsers and
operating systems that also work consistently for all provided content.
For content creators, reliable built-in features will help to focus
their accessibility efforts on addressing challenges unique to their
content. These accessibility features can come in a variety of forms,
such as:

* Always-on features, such as page and app resizing
* Toggles, such as always-visible focus indicators and high contrast
* Settings, like preferred fonts and smallest text size
* Fallback features, like automated captions and heading detection

To promote the development of new accessibility features, AFCG will
develop a list of recommended accessibility features. This list will
include accessibility features already available, but also ideas for new
accessibility features that can be shown to work through prototypes. To
encourage the implementation of recommended accessibility features, AFCG
will track which of these are supported in common browsers and operating

Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 10 June 2021 21:49:42 UTC

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