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Re: ARIA & WCAG 2.0

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:30:22 -0500
Message-ID: <4B9E6EAE.2010509@w3.org>
To: LU OGBE <oluogbe@googlemail.com>
CC: WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> On 15/03/2010 16:47, LU OGBE wrote:
>> Please can anyone suggest where I can find documentation on which of the
>> principles of WCAG 2.0, ARIA satisfies?
>> I have been through the WCAG 2.0 documents on the w3c website but have
>> not been able to find any information that links ARIA solutions to the
>> success criteria of WCAG 2.0.

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> It's not so much "which principles of WCAG 2.0 ARIA satisfies", but 
> rather "how can you use ARIA to satisfy the Success Criteria". Have a 
> look at the (non-normative) Techniques document 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/ (or 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/complete.html for the single-file 
> version), there are a few ARIA techniques already mentioned there. Note 
> that this TECHS document is dated 11 Dec 2008, so there may be quite a 
> few new things you can do with ARIA. Also, as with any technology, you 
> need to decide for yourself if you feel that ARIA is sufficiently 
> "accessibility supported" for your particular audience/environment/use 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#uc-support-level-head 

The specific page of the Techniques document that lists "WAI-ARIA Techniques for WCAG 2.0" is at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/aria.html

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of how WAI-ARIA can be used to meet WCAG 2.0.
Additional techniques may be added in the future.


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