LTO Candidate for WCAG 2.2 Catalan translation

Dear Colleagues,

Hereby the Facultat de Matemàtiques i Informàtica (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science) of Universitat de Barcelona notifies W3C and all concerned parties of their intention to become LTO for WCAG 2.2 translation to Catalan.

The University of Barcelona [] has been involved in disseminating digital accessibility to the Catalan Community with many initiatives and was the first organization to publish an official translation of a W3C guideline.

Mireia Ribera, Rubén Alcaraz, Anna Grau, Angels Egea, Xavier Albons and Mercè Costa are coordinating the translation, with the collaboration of Adaptabit team and Afra Pascual, with linguistic advice from Serveis Lingüístics de la Universitat de Barcelona and  with terminological advice from TERMCAT.

This translation will be carried out in collaboration with the following entities, which have already agreed to participate:

●    AIPO [1] Asociación Interacción Persona Ordenador (AIPO), Association of Human-Computer Interaction: AIPO is a professional association open to all people interested in Human-Computer Interaction, both from academia and industry. Its objectives are to promote and disseminate Human-Computer Interaction and serve as a link between scientists and professionals who carry out activities in this field. AIPO has promoted educational initiatives about usability and accessibility through summer schools and the development of electronic resources aimed at providing teaching support. The Association has the accessibility of interactive systems as one of its main work axes.

●    Associació Discapacitat Visual: B1+B2+B3 [2] is a non-profit organization that provides services to people with visual disabilities to improve their quality of life and raising awareness of this group to improve their social integration. The entity serves people with visual disabilities with several degrees of disability: total (B1), severe (B2) and mild (B3).

•    Associació Familiars amb dificultats aprenentatge a Catalunya (AFDA) [3]: AFDA Catalonia is a non-profit association established in 2014 that, with the volunteerism and collaboration of the families involved, and working in coordination with various professionals and institutions in the educational and healthcare systems, supports individuals with learning disorders arising from Neurodevelopmental Disorders at different stages of their lives: childhood, youth, and adulthood. They firmly believe that networking and collaborative teamwork are the foundation for supporting families while always respecting diversity in all aspects of individuals.

●    COCARMI (Comitè Català de Representants de Persones amb Discapacitat) [4]:  is a Catalan umbrella organisation of persons with disabilities and their families. We defend the interests of more than 600.000 persons with disabilities in Catalonia. We are a strong united voice of persons with disabilities to ensure the full inclusion in society of persons with disabilities. We were created in 1998 by our founder organisations to ensure that decisions at Catalan level concerning persons with disabilities are taken with and by persons with disabilities..

•    Federació ACAPPS [5]: Federació d’Associacions Catalanes de Pares i Persones Sordes: The ACAPPS Federation is a non-profit organization created in 2004 that is made up of ACAPPS Barcelona, ACAPPS Lleida and ACAPPS Vallès. The Federation works with and for parents with deaf children and pre- and postlingually deaf and hard of hearing individuals, with actions for their family, educational, work, and social integration so that they feel and are full-fledged citizens.

●  Federació Catalana d'Autisme: [6] The Catalan Federation of Autism is comprised of 41 entities dedicated to enhance the quality of life for people with autism and to advocate for the full compliment of their rights in all the areas. The executive body is constituted by a board of directors elected through voting. A technical team collaborates with these entities in their daily activities, striving to provide high-quality services that contribute to the expansion of the associative autístic network. Autistic persons are present in both the board of directors and the technical team.

•    Federació de Persones Sordes de Catalunya (FESOCA) [7]: The Federation of Deaf Persons of Catalonia (FESOCA) is a non-profit governmental organization founded in 1979, declared of public utility in 2006, which represents the affiliated associations of deaf people and the whole Catalan deaf community. It ensures the defense of the linguistic, cultural and social rights of deaf people, and is committed to making information and communication truly and effectively accessible in public administrations and in all areas of social reality, through the Catalan Sign Language (LSC) and through live or video interpreting services.

●  Fundació Aprenem Autisme [8]: Aprenem Autisme is a movement driven by families and people with autism formed by two entities with the aim of defending their rights, raising awareness and making autism known and offering resources and services that consider their specificities. Aprenem Autisme Associació and the Centre de Recursos Autisme Barcelona (CRAB) Fundació are two entities that work together with the aim of improving the quality of life of people with autism and their families.

●    Fundació Institut Guttmann [9]: is a private, non-denominational, non-profit entity, which carries out its care, scientific and social activity in two centers located in Badalona and in Barcelona. The foundation is mainly dedicated to treating people with disabilities of neurological origin and to care, maintenance and prevention in the areas of health and quality of life. Its goal is to be a leading healthcare institution in Neurorehabilitation and Brain Health, generating knowledge and innovation in techniques and technologies specific to our scientific field in order to improve prevention and results when treating pathologies that affect the nervous system. As a University Institute attached to the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Institut Guttmann develops academic, scientific and research issues in neurosciences in general and of neurorehabilitation and technologies applied to personal autonomy in particular. Specifically, “PARTICIPA” is a social research project aimed at knowing and understanding how to promote the participation of people with disabilities in society, with the aim of transforming society so that it is fully inclusive. This study aims to identify the factors that facilitate and hinder the participation of people with disabilities in society, as well as to find innovative solutions that make it possible for everyone to participate on equal terms.

●    Fundación "No Somos Invisibles” [10]: was born as a project in 2012 aiming at generating activities adapted to people with cerebral palsy and other severe physical disabilities, for them to become an active part of society and to visibilize the group. We are currently running 3 projects: a professional insertion program, an art workshop and the creation of  personal development itineraries, where 38 people participate.

●    Salut Mental Catalunya [11]:  is a social movement of representation, care and support for people with mental health problems and their families.The Catalan Mental Health Federation was born in 1996 and today it’s made up of a network of more than 75 associative movement entities. The Salut Mental Catalunya Foundation manages services such as the Social Clubs, a space for leisure and socialization for people with mental health problems.

●    Sidar Foundation [12]: The Sidar Foundation, an Ibero-American institution, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting digital accessibility. It advocates for inclusive design practices, offering training and resources to make digital content and technologies accessible. Through awareness campaigns and collaborative projects, Sidar contributes to creating a more inclusive digital environment, empowering individuals with disabilities.

●    TERMCAT [13]: The Consortium of the Centre for Terminology TERMCAT is the official body in charge of Catalan language terminology. It was founded in 1985 by the Government of Catalonia and the Institut d'Estudis Catalans. With the ultimate goal of ensuring that Catalan terminology is available in all fields of knowledge and activity and to encourage its proper use, our mission is to coordinate terminology studies for the Catalan language, providing quality services, creating terminology products and standardizing new terms at<>.

●    W3C Hispano [14]: This Chapter has agreed to give backing to the translation but cannot actively participate in the validation, as no one in the organization has a command of Catalan.

[1] Asociación Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO)
C/ María de Luna, 1, Universidad de Zaragoza,
Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas, edificio Ada Byron,
50018 Zaragoza
Telèfon: +34 971 259721
Lloc web:

[2] B1B2B3
C/ Cardenal Reig, 32.
08028 Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 4470404
Lloc web:

Adreça completa: Av. Sant Ildefons, núm. 24(Col·legi Sant Ildefons)  08940-Cornellà de Llobreg
Telèfon: +34 698955152
Lloc web:

C/ Sepúlveda, 1, 6a planta
08015 Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 2289368
Lloc web:

[5] Federació ACAPPS
Nàpols 351 local
08025  Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 2105530
Lloc web:

[6] Federació Catalana d’Autisme
c/ Providència 42
Telèfon: +34 633260574
Lloc web:<>

[7]Federació de Persones Sordes de Catalunya FESOCA
C/ Pere Vergés, 1, 7a planta
08020 Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 2781842
Lloc web:

[8] CRAB Fundació Aprenem Autisme
C/ Consell de Cent, 616
08026 Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 1824938
Lloc web:

[9] Fundació Institut Guttmann
Camí de Can Ruti, s/n
08916 Badalona
Telèfon: +34 93 4977700
Lloc web:

[10] Fundació No Somos Invisibles
Passeig Manuel Girona, 41 Bx.2  08034-Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 655810001
Lloc web:<>

[11] Salut Mental Catalunya
C/ Nou de Sant Francesc, 42, baixos
08002 Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 2721451
Lloc web:

[12] SIDAR
C/ La Luna 13
22560 Alcampell
Telèfon: +34 655986996
Lloc web:

[13] TERMCAT, Centre de Terminologia
Mallorca, 272, 1r
08037 Barcelona
Telèfon: +34 93 4526161
Lloc web:

[14] W3C Hispano
Parque Científico Tecnológico de Gijón
Cabueñes S/N
33203 Gijón, Asturias
Telèfon: +34 984 291212
Lloc web:


Mireia Ribera
On behalf of WCAG Catalan group

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