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Updated WAI-ARIA Editors' Drafts Now Publicly Available

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 09:24:14 -0500
Message-ID: <483D6B0E.7040802@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Previously WAI's Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) documents were periodically published as a Public Working Drafts, and the in-progress "Editors' Drafts" were available only to W3C members. As of today, the Editors' Drafts are available publicly, so that anyone can follow how issues are being addressed in the developing WAI-ARIA documents.

The following drafts are now available:
- WAI-ARIA 1.0 Editors' Draft
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/aria/>
- WAI-ARIA Primer Editors' Draft
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-primer/>
- WAI-ARIA Best Practices Editors' Draft
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices/>
- WAI-ARIA Roadmap Editors' Draft
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/roadmap/>

Unlike Public Working Drafts, the in-progress Editors' Drafts:
* Do not necessarily represent Working Group consensus; that is, the drafts may include proposals that the Working Group has not agreed upon
* May not yet include some Working Group decisions
* May change frequently without public notification
* Include internal "Todo" notes and areas that are not ready for review or comment

When the documents are published as Public Working Drafts and are ready for more detailed review, we will announce a Call for Review. For now, the Protocols and Formats Working Group invites comments on host language embedding and other technical issues under discussion in W3C Working Groups.

Background:
WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax (also known as AJAX), HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. For an introduction to WAI-ARIA and the problems that it addresses, see:
- WAI-ARIA Overview
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria>

For more information, see:
- WAI-ARIA FAQ
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/aria/faq>
- Protocols and Formats Working Group
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/>
- How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>

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

Regards,
~Shawn Lawton Henry
On behalf of:
Michael Cooper - W3C Team Contact for PFWG
Al Gilman - Chair of PFWG

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Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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