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User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) Overview


This page introduces User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) for browsers, media players, and other “user agents”.

Quick links to resources:

  • UAAG 2.0 Working Group Note
  • UAAG 2.0 Reference
  • UAAG 2.0 Mobile Examples

Page Contents

  • User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG)
  • Who UAAG is for
  • UAAG 2.0
  • UAAG 2.0 Supporting Documents
  • UAAG 1.0
  • Who develops UAAG

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG)

The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) documents explain how to
make user agents accessible to people with disabilities. User agents
include browsers, browser extensions, media players, readers and other
applications that render web content. Some accessibility needs are
better met in the browser than in the web content, such as text
customization, preferences, and user interface accessibility. A user
agent that follows UAAG 2.0 will improve accessibility through its own
user interface and its ability to communicate with other technologies,
including assistive technologies (software that some people with
disabilities use to meet their requirements). All users, not just users
with disabilities, will benefit from user agents that follow UAAG 2.0.

UAAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines, including the Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG WG) and the Authoring Tool
Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). Essential Components of Web
Accessibility explains the
relationship between the [...]

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