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. Bsherr (talk)
  15. ~ RobTalk
  16. Caleb Bond
  17. cannona
  18. ♫CheChe♫ talk
  19. Checkingfax
  20. Chlod (say hi!)
  21. User:CircleGirl
  22. CM2G0005
  23. Contrawwftw
  24. DarkArcherPrince
  25. Diana LaRose
  26. Dodoïste (talk)
  27. Domeditrix (talk · contribs)
  28. doorautomatica talk
  29. 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.
  30. -- dsprc [talk]
  31. Est. 2021 (talk · contribs)
  32. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}}
  33. Flounder ceo
  34. Funandtrvl (talk · contribs)
  35. 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.)
  36. GJR, a.k.a. oedipus (GJR's talk page | GJR's contributions)
  37. Graham87
  38. Rahul Pandey
  39. 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
  40. Jidanni
  41. User:John Carter
  42. Jomanila
  43. -- Daniel Jones (talk)
  44. Jonathan Bowen
  45. KaraLG84Talk Page
  46. l'aquatique[talk]
  47. -- Lil_℧niquℇ №1 | talk2me
  48. Macadamia14
  49. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk)
  50. matthewcock
  51. Max Viwe | Viwe The Max
  52. MeekMark (talk · contribs)
  53. Mgifford
  54. Mooeena
  55. Mr. Yondris Ferguson (Leave a Comment)
  56. Neranei (talk)
  57. user:orngjce223 how am I typing?
  58. OwenBlacker
  59. Patient Zerotalk
  60. The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk)
  61. —PC-XT+
  62. User:Pedant
  63. -- penubag  (talk)
  64. 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.
  65. Andy Mabbett | Talk to Andy Mabbett
  66. pjoef (talkcontribs)
  67. Pretended leer
  68. Purplewowies
  69. Quiddity
  70. RexxS (talk)
  71. SFB
  72. Smartyllama
  73. Spencergreenwood (talk)
  74. 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.
  75. surueña
  76. Techdude3331
  77. the wub "?!"
  78. TheAwesomeHwyh
  79. Thisisnotatest (Thisisnotatest's talk page)
  80. tombabinszki
  81. 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.
  82. WikiMacaroons (talk) 12:32, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
  83. Winxrocker
  84. Wolbo
  85. xeno (talk)
  86. 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:

This template will add your user page to:


Template Description
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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.
[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
Disability Userboxes Wikipedians
Asperger syndrome {{User Asperger}} Links
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High-functioning autism {{User HFA}} Links
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder {{User ADD2}} Links
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Bipolar disorder {{User bipolar}} Links
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Blindness {{User blind}} Links
Borderline personality disorder {{User borderline}} Links
Cataplexy {{User cataplexy}} Links
Color blindness {{User Colourblind}} Links
Dyslexia {{User dyslexic}} Links
{{User Lysdexic}} Links
Developmental coordination disorder {{User dyspraxic}} Links
{{User Developmental Dyspraxia}} Links
Dissociative identity disorder {{User Multiplepersondis}} Links
{{User did}} Links
Dysthymia {{User dysthymia}} Links
Hearing loss {{User Deaf}} Links
Narcolepsy {{User narcolepsy}} Links
Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified {{User PDD-NOS}} Links
Psychosis / Schizophrenia {{User psychosis}} Links
{{User Schizoid}} Links
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{{User schizotypal}} Links

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