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Reminder for accessible authoring tools - comments on ATAG 2.0 requested by Thursday 11 June

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:44:59 -0500
Message-ID: <4A2D31FB.90305@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Here is a reminder that we would like comments on the ATAG 2.0 Working Draft by *Thursday 11 June*.

*Now is good time to comment on ATAG* so that your feedback can be integrated before the "Last Call" Working Draft. We are meeting Monday and Tuesday next week to address your comments.

"Authoring tools" are the software used to make Web pages, including content management systems (CMS), blogs, and social networking Web sites. ATAG is the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines that says:
- how tools should make it easier to make Web pages accessible
- how tools should be accessible themselves so that people with disabilities can use them

If you are interested in accessible authoring tools, please see the forwarded e-mail below for links and more information.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry,
For the ATAG Working Group




-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 12:20:21 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites you to comment on the updated Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 Working Draft published 21 May 2009 at:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/

*The Working Group expects the next publication to be the Last Call Working Draft*, and therefore requests that all interested parties read this draft and *submit comments by 11 June* so that the comments can be reviewed at the Working Group's face-to-face meeting on 15 June.

ATAG defines how authoring tools should help Web developers produce Web content that is accessible and conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use the tools. ATAG is introduced in the ATAG Overview at:
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php

This Working Draft includes substantial changes including:
* how automated tools should address alternative text (e.g., alt text for photo repository sites)
* expanded examples of authoring tools in the Introduction
* a complete revision of the Glossary
Specific changes and questions for feedback are listed in the Status section at:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/#status

WAI encourages you to review this Working Draft and submit comments on any issues that you think could present a barrier to future adoption and implementation of ATAG 2.0. Please send comments to the publicly archived list:
   public-atag2-comments@w3.org
   by 11 June 2009

For more information, see:
* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process
* Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG)
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/

ATAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, which are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at:
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

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

Regards,
~Shawn Lawton Henry and Judy Brewer
On behalf of:
Jutta Treviranus, Chair of AUWG, and Director of the Assistive Technology Research Center, University of Toronto)
Jeanne Spellman, W3C Staff Contact for AUWG


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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 15:45:04 GMT

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