Wikipedia:WikiProject Accessibility

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Welcome to the Accessibility WikiProject!

This project aims to make Wikipedia accessible for users with disabilities. More specifically, accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with Wikipedia, and that they can contribute to Wikipedia. Accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.

See also: What is accessibility?

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Do you have accessibility problems in Wikipedia? Please, tell us!

Details about the WikiProject Accessibility[edit]


The primary focus is on improving the accessibility of articles. The secondary focus is on actively assisting editors with disabilities or other characteristics which inhibit their ability to contribute to the encyclopedia.


The approach to make Wikipedia accessible is based on the W3C's official WCAG 2.0 (a.k.a. ISO/IEC 40500:2012) and ATAG 2.0 guidelines. The guidelines provided by this accessibility project are merely an attempt to reword the WCAG 2.0 into a guideline hopefully easier to understand for editors who are not familiar with accessibility or web development.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

The related and complementary WikiProjects are


There is a bot automatically generated list of active editors.

If you are interested in being part of this group, please add your name to the following list; it is ordered alphabetically.

  1. A Lambent Eye (Talk) is new to Wikipedia and eager to help.
  2. a11ygeorge (talk) would like to help update and expand information on international web accessibility laws
  3. Adrian M. H.
  4. AimeeMaree
  5. Akjar13
  6. Annettet
  7. AquitaneHungerForce (talk)
  8. AtomsOrSystems (talk)
  9. Axciom (Talk)
  10. B2project
  11. Bauani
  12. BelovedFreak
  13. Blue Pumpkin Pie
  14. BlueboyLINY
  15. Bsherr (talk)
  16. ~ RobTalk
  17. Caleb Bond
  18. cannona
  19. ♫CheChe♫ talk
  20. Checkingfax
  21. Chlod (say hi!)
  22. User:CircleGirl
  23. CM2G0005
  24. Contrawwftw
  25. DarkArcherPrince
  26. Diana LaRose
  27. Dodoïste (talk)
  28. Domeditrix (talk · contribs)
  29. doorautomatica talk
  30. DotilasoFa Mi Re Do! Di Ri Fi Si Li Te Le Se Me Ra! is an autistic Wikipedian who can help with color schemes and color-related issues.
  31. -- dsprc [talk]
  32. Est. 2021 (talk · contribs)
  33. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}}
  34. Flounder ceo
  35. Funandtrvl (talk · contribs)
  36. Geekdiva (talk) (Ironically, my disability will prevent me from being very active. Heh! But I appreciate everyone's hard work and will do what I can when I can.)
  37. GJR, a.k.a. oedipus (GJR's talk page | GJR's contributions)
  38. Graham87
  39. HueAskew (Talk)
  40. Rahul Pandey
  41. user:irtapil - My favourite parts of Wikipedia are the tables. These are what i find easiest to understand, due to my own combination of strengths and struggles, and i expect i am not alone in this. But i know tables can cause accessibility problems for some readers, so i'm keen to help optimise them. User_talk:irtapil
  42. Jidanni
  43. User:John Carter
  44. Jomanila
  45. -- Daniel Jones (talk)
  46. Jonathan Bowen
  47. KaraLG84Talk Page
  48. l'aquatique[talk]
  49. -- Lil_℧niquℇ №1 | talk2me
  50. Macadamia14
  51. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk)
  52. matthewcock
  53. Max Viwe | Viwe The Max
  54. MeekMark (talk · contribs)
  55. Mgifford
  56. Mooeena
  57. Mr. Yondris Ferguson (Leave a Comment)
  58. Neranei (talk)
  59. user:orngjce223 how am I typing?
  60. OwenBlacker
  61. Patient Zerotalk
  62. The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk)
  63. —PC-XT+
  64. User:Pedant
  65. -- penubag  (talk)
  66. Phorestry (talk) - I put {{lang}} tags to foreign language texts because it provides better accessibility and other benefits. I also have some experience transcribing online image posts into text, so I can help providing alt text to images that need them.
  67. Andy Mabbett | Talk to Andy Mabbett
  68. pjoef (talkcontribs)
  69. Pretended leer
  70. Purplewowies
  71. Quiddity
  72. RexxS (talk)
  73. SFB
  74. Smartyllama
  75. Spencergreenwood (talk)
  76. SunnySydeRamsay (talk) IT Accessibility technician/web content developer at a major American research university with certifications in document accessibility and professional experience in WCAG AA compliance, functional accessibility testing, and providing consultations to people new to IT accessibility.
  77. surueña
  78. Techdude3331
  79. the wub "?!"
  80. TheAwesomeHwyh
  81. Thisisnotatest (Thisisnotatest's talk page)
  82. tombabinszki
  83. Tom Cloyd (talk) - Interested in mental-health-related accessibility issues - certainly an orphan area. We haven't a lot of external guidance to draw upon. A problem.
  84. WikiMacaroons (talk) 12:32, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  85. Winxrocker
  86. Wolbo
  87. xeno (talk)
  88. Zend2020 Accessibility for people living with Disabilities PLWD particularly visually impaired and blind people

You may place {{User WikiProject Accessibility}} on your user page to display the following userbox:

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WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Accessibility, a group of editors promoting better access for disabled or otherwise disadvantaged users. For more information, such as what you can do to help, see the main project page.
{{WikiProject Accessibility}}, for use on article talk pages for articles within the project. See Category:WikiProject Accessibility articles.
{{Accessibility dispute}}, for use on articles where the accessibility is in question. See Category:Articles with accessibility problems.
{{Cleanup colors}}, for use on articles or sections that use colour as the only way of conveying important information. See Category:Wikipedia articles with colour accessibility problems.
{{Overcolored}}, for use on articles or sections that overuse colour as a way of conveying important information. See Category:Wikipedia articles with colour accessibility problems.
[no visible template] {{Alternative text missing}}, for articles with images without alt text, if adding it would improve accessibility.
{{User WikiProject Accessibility}}, userbox for members of the accessibility project. See Category:WikiProject Accessibility participants.
Accessibility barnstar The Accessibility Barnstar
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{{subst:Accessibility Barnstar|message ~~~~}}, used to recognize contributions to the project or improvements to accessibility on Wikipedia.


Userboxes about disabilities
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder {{User ADD2}} Links
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Dyslexia {{User dyslexic}} Links
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Developmental coordination disorder {{User dyspraxic}} Links
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Dissociative identity disorder {{User Multiplepersondis}} Links
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Dysthymia {{User dysthymia}} Links
Hearing loss {{User Deaf}} Links
Narcolepsy {{User narcolepsy}} Links
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