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[Fwd: Call for Review: UAAG 2.0 Working Draft updated]

From: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:07:50 -0500
Message-ID: <49B987B6.1060406@trace.wisc.edu>
To: WCAG-WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Call for Review: UAAG 2.0 Working Draft updated
Resent-Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:18:08 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:17:58 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites you to comment on 
an updated Working Draft published 11 March 2009:
   User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0

UAAG defines how browsers, media players, and other "user agents" should support 
accessibility for people with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. 
UAAG is introduced in:
   UAAG Overview

UAAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, 
including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Authoring Tool 
Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), which are listed in:
   WAI Guidelines and Techniques

Changes in the updated UAAG 2.0 Working Draft include:
* defining Web applications as user agents,
* expanded coverage of keyboard access,
* how assistive technologies interact with emerging technologies.
The Working Group is looking for feedback on the changes and specific questions 
listed in the Status section at:

WAI encourages people with disabilities and developers of browsers, assistive 
technologies, plug-ins, extensions, and accessibility APIs (application 
programming interfaces) to provide feedback on this draft, and to consider more 
active participation in developing UAAG 2.0. Please send comments to the 
publicly archived list:
   by 22 April 2009

UAAG 2.0 is currently informative only. After the UAAG Working Group is 
rechartered to produce W3C Recommendations under the W3C Patent Policy, the 
group expects to advance UAAG 2.0 through the Recommendation track. For more 
information, see:
   How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
   User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)

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

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

~Shawn Henry, W3C WAI
On behalf of the UAAG Working Group Chairs

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/

Ben Caldwell | <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Trace Research and Development Center <http://trace.wisc.edu>
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