W3c user agent accessibility guidelines 1.0 for graphical web browsers

Jon Gunderson

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Web browsers and multimedia players play a critical role in making Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Access to Web content requires that Web browsers provide users with final control over the styling of rendered content, the type of content rendered and the execution of automated behaviors. The features available in Web browsers determine the extent to which users can orient themselves and navigate the structure of Web resources. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) User Agent Guidelines are part of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, the guidelines provide a comprehensive resource to Web browser and multimedia developers on the features needed to renderWeb content more accessibly to people with disabilities. UAAG 1.0 was developed over a period of four years and included extensive reviews to demonstrate that the proposed requirements can be implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004


  • Accessibility
  • Browser
  • Disability
  • Universal design
  • User agent
  • World wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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