Wikipedia:WikiProject Accessibility

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?

Details about the WikiProject AccessibilityEdit


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.

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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. 47thPennVols (talk)
  2. A Lambent Eye (Talk) is new to Wikipedia and eager to help.
  3. a11ygeorge (talk) would like to help update and expand information on international web accessibility laws
  4. Adrian M. H.
  5. AimeeMaree
  6. Akjar13
  7. Annettet
  8. AquitaneHungerForce (talk)
  9. AtomsOrSystems (talk)
  10. Axciom (Talk)
  11. B2project
  12. Bauani
  13. BelovedFreak
  14. Blue Pumpkin Pie
  15. BlueboyLINY
  16. Bsherr (talk)
  17. ~ RobTalk
  18. Caleb Bond
  19. cannona
  20. ♫CheChe♫ talk
  21. Checkingfax
  22. Chlod (say hi!)
  23. User:CircleGirl
  24. CM2G0005
  25. Contrawwftw
  26. DarkArcherPrince
  27. Diana LaRose
  28. Dodoïste (talk)
  29. Domeditrix (talk · contribs)
  30. doorautomatica talk
  31. 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.
  32. -- dsprc [talk]
  33. Eewilsontalk (tag or ping me!)
  34. Est. 2021 (talk · contribs)
  35. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}}
  36. Flounder ceo
  37. Funandtrvl (talk · contribs)
  38. 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.)
  39. GJR, a.k.a. oedipus (GJR's talk page | GJR's contributions)
  40. Graham87
  41. HueAskew (Talk)
  42. Rahul Pandey
  43. 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
  44. Jack345110 - I have ADHD, Dyslexia and traits of autism so I find it hard to focus on something sometimes especially if I get bored of it.
  45. Jidanni
  46. User:John Carter
  47. Jomanila
  48. -- Daniel Jones (talk)
  49. Jonathan Bowen
  50. KaraLG84Talk Page
  51. l'aquatique[talk]
  52. -- Lil_℧niquℇ №1 | talk2me
  53. Macadamia14
  54. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk)
  55. matthewcock
  56. MatthewUtzig Reworking technical articles to make them easier to understand. Trying to add metadata to dates to make them more accessible.
  57. Max Viwe | Viwe The Max
  58. MeekMark (talk · contribs)
  59. Mgifford
  60. Mooeena
  61. Mr. Yondris Ferguson (Leave a Comment)
  62. MxSch (talk) Autistic pedant keen on alt text and Disabled perspectives being central to any and all articles involving disabilities.
  63. Neranei (talk)
  64. user:orngjce223 how am I typing?
  65. OwenBlacker
  66. Patient Zerotalk
  67. The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk)
  68. —PC-XT+
  69. User:Pedant
  70. -- penubag  (talk)
  71. 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.
  72. Andy Mabbett | Talk to Andy Mabbett
  73. pjoef (talkcontribs)
  74. Pretended leer
  75. Purplewowies
  76. Quiddity
  77. RexxS (talk)
  78. SFB
  79. small jars tc - Interested in refactoring table based layouts in templates for mobile and large-font-size responsivity, and maintaining language tags for screen readers. I've suffered mild dyslexia and a slow reading speed since my childhood, so I'm sympathetic to people suffering from accessibility issues on wp.
  80. Smartyllama
  81. Spencergreenwood (talk)
  82. 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.
  83. surueña
  84. Techdude3331
  85. the wub "?!"
  86. TheAwesomeHwyh
  87. Thisisnotatest (Thisisnotatest's talk page)
  88. tombabinszki
  89. 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.
  90. WikiMacaroons (talk) 12:32, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  91. Winxrocker
  92. xeno (talk)
  93. 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 Accessibility  
 This 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.
  The Accessibility Barnstar
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