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Call for Review: UAAG 2.0 Working Draft updated

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:17:58 -0500
Message-ID: <49B80056.9030301@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites you to comment on an updated Working Draft published 11 March 2009:
   User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0
   http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/

UAAG defines how browsers, media players, and other "user agents" should support accessibility for people with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. UAAG is introduced in:
   UAAG Overview
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/uaag.php

UAAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), which are listed in:
   WAI Guidelines and Techniques
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html

Changes in the updated UAAG 2.0 Working Draft include:
* defining Web applications as user agents,
* expanded coverage of keyboard access,
* how assistive technologies interact with emerging technologies.
The Working Group is looking for feedback on the changes and specific questions listed in the Status section at:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/#status

WAI encourages people with disabilities and developers of browsers, assistive technologies, plug-ins, extensions, and accessibility APIs (application programming interfaces) to provide feedback on this draft, and to consider more active participation in developing UAAG 2.0. Please send comments to the publicly archived list:
   public-uaag2-comments@w3.org
   by 22 April 2009

UAAG 2.0 is currently informative only. After the UAAG Working Group is rechartered to produce W3C Recommendations under the W3C Patent Policy, the group expects to advance UAAG 2.0 through the Recommendation track. For more information, see:
   How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process
   User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/

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, W3C WAI
On behalf of the UAAG Working Group Chairs



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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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