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ACT Rules Community Group Proposed

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Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:31:16 +0000
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The ACT Rules Community Group has been proposed:


The ACT Rules Community Group (previously known as Auto-WCAG), is an
open forum set up to document and harmonise the interpretation of W3C
accessibility standards, such as WCAG and WAI-ARIA, for testing

The ACT Rules Community Group (ACT-R) achieves this by bringing together
the people developing, implementing and using various accessibility
testing tools and methodologies to document interpretations as test
rules. Test rules are defined using the ACT Rules Format, and reviewed
by the community. The process of researching, documenting, and sharing
knowledge from different perspectives within the group, builds towards a
common understanding. Publishing rules is not an end point for
harmonization, it's a starting point. By publishing such test rules,
ACT-R hopes to motivate organisations to share their own insights, and
encourage adoption of commonly agreed test rules.

ACT-R is not set up to remove differences or impose changes on
accessibility testing tools and methodologies. There is value in
innovation and diverse approaches. Rather it aims to contribute to more
consistent results, regardless of how the testing is done. Knowing when
something meets a requirement, and when it does not, should be clear and


You are invited to support the creation of this group:

Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and
people can join to begin work. Once launched, the group will no longer
be listed as "proposed"; it will appear in the list of current groups:

In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account. To request one:

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 4 April 2019 10:31:18 UTC

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