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Call for Review: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Working Drafts

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 10:22:48 -0400
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C/WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group announces the publication 
of three new documents:

      Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap)
             http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-aria-roadmap-20060921/

      Roles for Accesible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles)
             http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-aria-role-20060921/

      States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet 
Applications (WAI-ARIA States and Properties)
             http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-aria-state-20060921/

Please see also the press release, and background on W3C Process:

      W3C Announces Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications 
(WAI-ARIA)
             http://www.w3.org/2006/09/aria-pressrelease.html

      How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: 
Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute
             http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

The WAI-ARIA Roadmap describes accessibility of rich Internet applications 
using technologies such as AJAX and DHTML, and is intended to become a 
Working Group Note. The two companion specifications provide detail in 
specific areas needed to fulfill the roadmap. WAI-ARIA Roles describes 
mappings of user interface controls and navigation to accessibility 
application programming interfaces (APIs) on different platforms, and the 
WAI-ARIA States and Properties Module enables XML languages to add 
information about the behavior of elements.

W3C technical reports define how technology should work on the Web, and 
depend greatly on input from the public to ensure they address the issues 
effectively. Input received early has a greater opportunity to be reviewed, 
discussed, and incorporated. First Public Working Drafts are therefore one 
of the most important opportunities to provide feedback. The Working Group 
welcomes your feedback. Comments on these documents may be sent to 
public-pfwg-comments@w3.org. Particular review questions may be found in 
the documents; in general, the Working Group would like to know if they 
capture solutions that work to access Web applications, and if  they 
support higher and better integration of interactive Web content.

Additional information about the Protocols and Formats Working Group is 
available at:   http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/

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

Thank you in advance for your comments.

Michael Cooper - W3C Team Contact for PFWG
Al Gilman - Chair of PFWG
Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C


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Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G530
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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