Igalia leads the standardization and implementation of accessibility technologies. We maintain and contribute to platform accessibility APIs, help design web standards, implement support for those standards and APIs in user agents, and provide access through assistive technologies.

At Igalia, we believe that access to software and information is not a privilege, but a right. For this reason, we are committed to making this access possible for individuals of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life, all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a compelling and complete range of Free Software solutions which address their unique needs and wants.

Contributing to accessibility web standards

In order to achieve this goal, Igalians actively participate in the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) including the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group and the ARIA Working Group, serve as Editor of multiple ARIA specifications, serve as Chair of the ARIA Working Group, and collaborate with other Working Groups that produce accessibility-related specifications. We are also working on solutions for automated testing of user agent implementations of platform accessibility APIs.

Implementing accessibility solutions

Igalia also develops accessibility solutions at all levels of the stack: fixing accessibility bugs and implementing accessibility standards in user agents such as WebKit, Gecko and Chromium, maintaining GNU/Linux’s Accessibility Toolkit (ATK), and implementing support for applications and toolkits within the Orca screen reader.

Igalia offers services to companies interested in adding accessibility support to their platforms, and has been improving the state of the art of accessibility in Open Source web browsers like WebKit, Gecko and Chromium.

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Igalia is the ideal partner for your accessibility implementation needs:

  • Contributing to specifications in the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Working Groups.
  • Implementing accessibility standards and fixing accessibility bugs in user agents.
  • Maintaining the Accessibility Toolkit (ATK) used in GNU/Linux implementations.
  • Providing access to users through the Orca screen reader.

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