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Fwd: Call for Review: ATAG *Last Call* Working Draft

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 09:48:22 -0400
Message-ID: <4C35D726.5010104@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Hi all,

ATAG 2.0 is now officially in Last Call!!! Thanks everyone for your 
patience! Please let your colleagues know that we are seeking comments.

Cheers,
Jan

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Subject: Call for Review: ATAG *Last Call* Working Draft
Resent-Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 13:07:34 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 08:07:20 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI invites you to review and start using the Authoring Tool 
Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 Last Call Working Draft published 08 
July 2010 at:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/

If you develop web authoring tools (content management systems, HTML 
editors, blog software, websites that let users add content, etc[1]), 
now is the time to take a good look at ATAG 2.0. We need you to use this 
Last Call Working Draft in developing your tools and let us know how it 
works for you. In the coming months, we'll be asking for tools that meet 
ATAG 2.0. Will your tool be an example?

People with disabilities and accessibility specialists are also 
encouraged to review the document now to ensure that it addresses 
accessibility needs.

What is Last Call?: Last Call Working Draft and the other development 
stages are described in:
     How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

Recent updates: For a list of changes since the last draft, see the 
Status section: http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/#status

Comments: Please submit comments on any issues that you think could 
present a barrier to future adoption and implementation of ATAG 2.0 to 
the publicly-archived list:
     public-atag2-comments@w3.org
     by *2 September 2010*

Background: ATAG defines how authoring tools should help Web developers 
produce Web content that is accessible and conforms to Web Content 
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It also defines how to make 
authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use the 
tools. ATAG is introduced in the ATAG Overview at:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php
ATAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed 
by WAI, which are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html
ATAG is developed by the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working 
Group (AUWG),
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
cross-postings where possible.

[1] Examples of authoring tools: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php#for

Regards,
~Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Jutta Treviranus, AUWG Chair
Jeanne Spellman, AUWG W3C Staff Contact




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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/



-- 
(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jan.richards@utoronto.ca | 416-946-7060

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information | University of Toronto
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