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Please review: User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Last Call

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 00:15:35
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
WAI Interest Group:

Please note that the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 
are currently undergoing last call review.

The User Agent Accessibility Gudielines Working Group (UAWG) invites
comments on the document until 4 May 2001. Please send comments to
w3c-wai-ua@w3.org (archive [1]). 

There is a new document summary 
which provides a non-technical overview of these guidelines.

You are also invited to review the companion Techniques document [2],
although this latter document is not in last call review.

Below you will find more information about the UAAG 1.0, and the UAWG's
request for reports of implementation experience.

This message may be circulated to other lists, but please be careful to
avoid cross-postings.

Thank you for your review,

  Judy Brewer and Ian Jacobs, on behalf of the UAWG.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20010409/

About the UAAG 1.0:

This excerpt from the document's Abstract describes the purpose of the

 "This document provides guidelines for designing user agents
 that lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with
 disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, and cognitive). User
 agents include HTML browsers and other types of software that
 retrieve and render Web content. A user agent that conforms to
 these guidelines will promote accessibility through its own user
 interface and through other internal facilities, including its
 ability to communicate with other technologies (especially
 assistive technologies)."

This is the third last call for UAAG 1.0. In response to
substantial issues raised when the document became a Proposed
Recommendation in March 2000, and again during its second last
call, the UAWG has made substantial improvements and
clarifications in this version.

More information about changes to the document [3], and the
issues the UAWG has addressed ([4], [5]) is available from the
UAWG home page [6] and from the detailed call for review [7].

[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-changes.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2001/03/issues-20010329
[5] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/10/lc-issues
[6] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/
[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001AprJun/0014

Implementation reports encouraged:

The UAWG encourages all last call reviewers to document
implementations known to satisfy the checkpoints.  This
information will help the UAWG prepare an implementation report
for presentation to the Director should the document advance to
the next stage of the Recommendation process.  We encourage you
to use the checklist appendix as an evaluation tool (available in
tabular [8] or list format [9]).

[8] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-UAAG10-20010409/uaag10-chktable
[9] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-UAAG10-20010409/uaag10-chklist

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783

Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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