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Call for Review: UAAG 2.0 and Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Drafts

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 10:20:47 -0600
Message-ID: <4B99185F.6040101@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) Working Group invites you to comment on updated and new UAAG documents published 11 March 2010:
* User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0 - updated Working Draft
    http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/
* Implementing UAAG 2.0 - First Public Working Draft
    http://www.w3.org/TR/Implementing-UAAG20/

Changes in the updated UAAG 2.0 Working Draft include:
* new success criteria for video and audio playback rate controls
* new success criteria to support speech input users
* new success criteria for managing reset of preference settings
* revised success criteria on flash and red flash thresholds
* revised success criteria for searching rendered content
* tests for defining a user agent

The new Implementing UAAG 2.0 document provides additional information about the guidelines and success criteria, including the intent, examples, and resources.

The Working Group is looking for feedback on these changes along with the specific questions that are 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 16 April 2010

Background:
UAAG defines how browsers, media players, and other "user agents" should support accessibility for people with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. UAAG is part of a series of accessibility standards developed by WAI, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). UAAG 2.0 is currently informative only. For more information on UAAG and WAI standards, see:
* Previous UAAG review announcement http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2009JulSep/0016.html
* UAAG Overview http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/uaag.php
* WAI Guidelines and Techniques http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html
* 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
For Jim Allan and Kelly Ford, UAAG Co-Chairs
and Jeanne Spellman, W3C Staff Contact




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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
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