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ACT Rules Community Group created

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Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:53:31 +0000
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The ACT Rules Community Group has been launched:


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

This group will not publish specifications. 


To join:

If you do not have one already, you will need a W3C account to join:

This is a community initiative. W3C's hosting of this group does not
imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair:

For more information about getting started in the new group, see:

and good practice for running a group:

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media
and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at site-comments@w3.org

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:53:33 UTC

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