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Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:01:15 -0600
Message-ID: <499AFB6B.7000503@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 17 February 2009 at:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/

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
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

This Working Draft has minor updates to synchronize with the finalized WCAG 2.0 and to improve clarity. The Working Group is still seeking feedback on the substantive changes of the 24 November 2008 Working Draft:
* Refocused Part A, which addresses authoring tool user interface accessibility
* Restructured Part B to replace the concept of "Web Content Accessibility Benchmark" with a more straightforward relationship with WCAG 2.0.

WAI encourages you to review the update ATAG 2.0 documents 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 by 16 March 2009 to the comment list, which is publicly archived:
   public-atag2-comments@w3.org

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/

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 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/
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