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Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) Overview


This page introduces the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) web standard.

Quick links to resources:

  • ATAG at a Glance
  • ATAG 2.0 Standard
  • Implementing ATAG 2.0
  • ATAG Report Tool

Page Contents

  • Authoring Tools and ATAG
  • Who ATAG is for
  • What is in ATAG 2.0
  • ATAG Report Tool
  • ATAG Versions: 1.0 and 2.0
  • Translations
  • Who develops ATAG

Authoring Tools and ATAG

Authoring tools are software and services that “authors” (web
developers, designers, writers, etc.) use to produce web content (static
web pages, dynamic web applications, etc.). Examples of authoring tools
are listed below under “Who ATAG is for”.

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) documents explain how

  • make the authoring tools themselves accessible, so that people with
    disabilities can create web content, and
  • help authors create more accessible web content — specifically:
    enable, support, and promote the production of content that conforms
    to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

ATAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines, including the Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the User Agent Accessibility
Guidelines (UAAG). Essential Components of Web
Accessibility explains the
relationship between the different guidelines.

Who ATAG is for

ATAG is primarily for developers of authoring tools, including the
following types of authoring tools:

  • web page authoring tools, for example, [...]

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