Project Details

Project Context
WebAIM began in 1999 as a FIPSE grant to improve the accessibility of web content for individuals with disabilities in postsecondary settings.

Since the initial funding, WebAIM has grown to include various projects and initiatives all on issues important to web accessibility.

The WebAIM umbrella includes grant funded research & development projects as well as fee-for-service work in web accessibility. Moreover, WebAIM sells training products and software tools and provides an array of information and tutorials for free as a service to the web accessibility community. WebAIM also provides free access to the evaluation tool, WAVE (www.wave.webaim.org) as a public service. The past 18 years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of Web accessibility expertise internationally.

Project Focus
WebAIM's mission is 'to expand the potential of the Web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities.' WebAIM accomplishes this mission in many ways. Staffs provide services directly to organizations, develop software tools, create instructional media, foster active online communities, engage in research, and participate in policy dialogues and processes.

WebAIM offers many services including training, site evaluation, accessible site design, and consultation. WebAIM has provided services and products to a wide variety of clients and partners from all sectors of society including government, non-profit, education, business, and health care.

WebAIM services have been used by groups such as PayPal, Ebay, the U.S. Social Security Administration, Standford University, Healthwise inc., Oklahoma State Government, Centers for Disease Control, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Thomson Reuters, SAS, the University of Phoenix, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints