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Call for Review: WAI-ARIA Suite updated Working Drafts

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:14:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4589A79C.2030306@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

The Protocols and Formats Working Group announces updated Public Working 
Drafts of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite for 
20 December 2006. The Roadmap describes accessibility of interactive Web 
content using rich technologies such as AJAX and DHTML. WAI-ARIA Roles 
provides a dictionary of kinds of page features that are important to 
user interaction, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties enables XML 
languages to express critical information about how these page features 
relate to one another. These are introduced in the WAI-ARIA Suite Overview:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria

The new WAI-ARIA documents are available from the following locations. 
The Status section of each document includes a link to the changes made 
in this release:

     Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap)
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-aria-roadmap-20061220/

     Roles for Accesible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles)
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-aria-role-20061220/

     States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet
       Applications (WAI-ARIA States and Properties)
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-aria-state-20061220/

The document How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C 
Process describes the process that drives W3C Working Drafts. This 
document also describes the difference between W3C Recommendations, and 
Working Group Notes:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

The PFWG charter has been updated to allow the group to publish 
documents expected to become W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA Roles and 
WAI-ARIA States and Properties are now intended to become W3C 
Recommendations; the WAI-ARIA Roadmap remains a draft Working Group 
Note. The new charter is available at:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/charter200612

Comments on these documents may be sent to public-pfwg-comments@w3.org. 
Review questions may be found in each document. In general, the Working 
Group would like to know if they describe the features needed to access 
Web applications. The Working Group intends for the next draft of 
WAI-ARIA in three months to be Last Call Working Drafts, a stage that 
indicates the work is believed to be complete. The group therefore needs 
to receive feedback on major issues before that time. Please send review 
comments by Friday, 19 January 2007.

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 PF WG
Al Gilman - Co-chair of PF WG
Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
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