Ongoing WAI-CooP project

The Web Accessibility Initiative Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) is a project to support the implementation of the EU web accessibility directive and international standards for digital accessibility.

The Web Accessibility Initiative Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) is a project to support the implementation of the EU web accessibility directive and international standards for digital accessibility.

The project’s overall objectives include:

  • Establishing vendor-neutral overview on available training, tools, and resources internationally
  • Analyzing technological advancements and coordinating with relevant research and development
  • Providing opportunities for key stakeholders to share resources and to exchange best practices

WAI-CooP will deliver this by building on the existing wealth of authoritative guidance available from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), to provide a one-stop shop for a range of key stakeholders involved in the implementation of digital accessibility. This includes public bodies and private entities; organisations representing people with disabilities; product, service, and training providers; researchers; policy makers and so on. For more information, visit the WAI-CooP website WAI-CooP project web page.

The WAI-CooP project created a dedicated website with Frequently Asked Questions on the Web Accessibility Directive. It has a wealth of information and resources, as well as a helpdesk. Check it out: www.web-directive.eu

Project Partners

WAI-CooP project partners are:

Funding and timeframe

This 3-year project started on 1 January 2021; it is funded by the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 programme.

Events

Monitoring the Web Accessibility Directive: Summary of WAI-CooP online meeting

On 19 April the Web Accessibility Initiative Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) organised an open online meeting to discuss the recent monitoring of the Web Accessibility Directive. Speakers presented an overview of Member States’ monitoring reports and of their own experience of monitoring. The challenges of monitoring were also discussed, as well as how monitoring could be improved and harmonised in the future.  If you missed the event, you can now read our summary report.

Links to presentations made at the event:

Download the presentation of Carlos Duarte: Challenges of monitoring
Download the presentation of Wilco Fiers: The case for hamonisation of monitoring

Contact

Carine Marzin

Project Manager