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Re: EOWG: Call for Review: WAI-ARIA Updated Working Drafts

From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:27:41 +0100
Message-ID: <1e3451610912170927w75a5f1d4y5b23c4cd09dfe08e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
When I got into the central document it seemed clear that it was
written by the same set of people that it was written for, thus felt
no need to link to a glossary defining "widget, role, etc." That
audience might be more put off than helped by the sorts of things I
might suggest since I'm not really one of them.

However, it also links to (our?) overview document and because "Figure
1" just seems to be a picture of something that does not function in
the ways we say WAI-ARIA will make stuff work, I may be like someone
reading the overview to see what this WAI-ARIA stuff is all about. In
that case I think that the example MUST be a working example of what
it's representing, i.e. a problem solved.

Then the overview links to a "primer" but it too seems to be be for
people who know what DHTML and Ajax mean - and a lot more besides.

If we are to only deal with the main documents and not the overview or
primer, I feel I would really have to undergo too steep a ramp to even
make any helpful comments. It is clearly written for people for whom
it will undoubtedly be clear.


2009/12/16 Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>:
> Please review the WAI-ARIA documents from an Education and Outreach
> perspective.
> If you have minor comments, typos, and such, please submit them yourself. If
> there are larger issues that you think EOWG should comment on as a group,
> please send those to the EOWG mailing list by 12 January so that we can
> discuss them.
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Call for Review: WAI-ARIA Updated Working Drafts [link correction]
> Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 06:54:00 -0600
> From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
> To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
> The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to review the
> following updated Working Drafts published 15 December 2009:
> * Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/
> * WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-implementation/
> * WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/
> WAI-ARIA defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more
> accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic
> content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax (also known
> as AJAX), HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.
> The WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide provides guidance on how
> browsers and other user agents should expose WAI-ARIA features to platform
> accessibility APIs.
> WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices describes how Web content developers can
> develop accessible rich internet applications using WAI-ARIA.
> For an introduction to WAI-ARIA and links to related documents, please see:
> * WAI-ARIA Overview http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria
> * WAI-ARIA FAQ http://www.w3.org/WAI/aria/faq
> Note about Working Draft Status:
> WAI-ARIA was published as a Last Call Working Draft on 24 February 2009. Due
> to substantial changes in response to comments on that draft, PFWG decided
> to return to Working Draft stage to collect feedback on these changes. The
> PFWG expects to publish another Last Call Working Draft in the first quarter
> of 2010. The development stages are described in:
> * How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
>  http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process
> WAI encourages you to review the updated WAI-ARIA documents and submit
> comments on any issues that you think could present a barrier to future
> adoption and implementation of WAI-ARIA. Please send comments per the
> instructions at:
>  http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/comments/instructions
>  *by 2 February 2010*
> 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.
> Regards,
> ~Shawn Henry and Judy Brewer, W3C WAI
> On behalf of:
> Janina Sajka, Chair of PFWG
> Michael Cooper, W3C WAI Staff Contact for PFWG
> -----
> 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/

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