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Several questions about ARIA status

From: Michael S Elledge <elledge@msu.edu>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 14:46:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4AF8717C.80402@msu.edu>
To: 'WAI Interest Group list' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Everyone--

I'm putting together a presentation for Thursday morning so I hope you 
can clarify a couple of things for me.

1. There are a number of roles that don't map yet to MSAA. What will 
happen to them? Will MSAA have to create new roles for them?
2. Will screen readers continue to use the MSAA API for awhile or will 
they switch over to the new Microsoft accessibility API? Will it be 
backward compatible?
3. Have the screen reader vendors and browser developers put out 
roadmaps for their adoption of the ARIA roles? I've seen the Paciello 
Group list of current support, which is very helpful, but I wonder 
what's to come.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Mike Elledge
Assistant Director
Usability & Accessibility Center
Michigan State University
Received on Monday, 9 November 2009 19:46:40 GMT

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