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 Accessibility




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.


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. 47thPennVols (talk)
  2. A Highway Got Paved Over My Future, I Drive It Getting to School is dedicated to adding alt text to album covers.
  3. A Lambent Eye (Talk) is new to Wikipedia and eager to help.
  4. a11ygeorge (talk) would like to help update and expand information on international web accessibility laws
  5. Adrian M. H.
  6. AimeeMaree
  7. Akjar13
  8. Annettet
  9. AquitaneHungerForce (talk)
  10. Ashertheaxolotl I am a disabled Wikipedian with autism, ADHD, anxiety, and hyperacusis. I would like to contribute to making this site more accessible for people with disabilities!
  11. AtomsOrSystems (talk)
  12. Axciom (Talk)
  13. B2project
  14. Bauani
  15. BelovedFreak
  16. Blue Pumpkin Pie
  17. BlueboyLINY
  18. Bsherr (talk)
  19. ~ RobTalk
  20. Caleb Bond
  21. cannona
  22. ♫CheChe♫ talk
  23. Checkingfax
  24. Chlod (say hi!)
  25. User:CircleGirl
  26. CM2G0005
  27. Contrawwftw
  28. DarkArcherPrince
  29. Diana LaRose
  30. Dodoïste (talk)
  31. Domeditrix (talk · contribs)
  32. doorautomatica talk
  33. 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.
  34. -- dsprc [talk]
  35. Eewilsontalk (tag or ping me!)
  36. Est. 2021 (talk · contribs)
  37. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}}
  38. Flounder ceo
  39. Funandtrvl (talk · contribs)
  40. 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.)
  41. GJR, a.k.a. oedipus (GJR's talk page | GJR's contributions)
  42. Graham87
  43. Héron du fleuve (talk · contribs)
  44. HouseBlastertalk
  45. HueAskew (Talk)
  46. Rahul Pandey
  47. 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
  48. 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.
  49. Jidanni
  50. User:John Carter
  51. Jomanila
  52. -- Daniel Jones (talk)
  53. Jonathan Bowen
  54. KaraLG84Talk Page
  55. l'aquatique[talk]
  56. -- Lil_℧niquℇ №1 | talk2me
  57. Macadamia14
  58. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk)
  59. matthewcock
  60. MatthewUtzig Reworking technical articles to make them easier to understand. Trying to add metadata to dates to make them more accessible.
  61. Max Viwe | Viwe The Max
  62. MeekMark (talk · contribs)
  63. Mgifford
  64. Mooeena
  65. Mr. Yondris Ferguson (Leave a Comment)
  66. MxSch (talk) Autistic pedant keen on alt text and Disabled perspectives being central to any and all articles involving disabilities.
  67. Neranei (talk)
  68. user:orngjce223 how am I typing?
  69. OwenBlacker
  70. Patient Zerotalk
  71. The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk)
  72. —PC-XT+
  73. User:Pedant
  74. -- penubag  (talk)
  75. 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.
  76. Andy Mabbett | Talk to Andy Mabbett
  77. pjoef (talkcontribs)
  78. Pretended leer
  79. Purplewowies
  80. Quiddity
  81. RexxS (talk)
  82. Significa liberdade
  83. SFB
  84. 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.
  85. Smartyllama
  86. SomeoneDreaming
  87. Spencergreenwood (talk)
  88. 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.
  89. surueña
  90. Techdude3331
  91. the wub "?!"
  92. TheAwesomeHwyh
  93. Thisisnotatest (Thisisnotatest's talk page)
  94. tombabinszki
  95. 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.
  96. WikiMacaroons (talk) 12:32, 8 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  97. Winxrocker
  98. xeno (talk)
  99. Zend2020 Accessibility for people living with Disabilities PLWD particularly visually impaired and blind people

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 This article 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.
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