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Call for Review: WAI-ARIA Suite updated Working Drafts

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:54:30 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20070601144440.02941be8@localhost>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to comment on 
updated Public Working Drafts of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications 
(WAI-ARIA) suite published on 1 June 2007. This release provides better 
alignment to accessibility Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and 
provides more explanatory material.

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 updated 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:

     Roles for Accesible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles)
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-aria-role-20070601/

     States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet
     Applications (WAI-ARIA States and Properties)
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-aria-state-20070601/

Not updated is the Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications 
(WAI-ARIA Roadmap). The WAI-ARIA roadmap provides background information 
about the goals and approach of the WAI-ARIA suite:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/aria-roadmap/

The document How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C 
Process describes the process that drives W3C Working Drafts:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

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. Please send review comments by Friday, 6 July 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 PFWG
Al Gilman - Chair of PFWG
Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C


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Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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