W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > July to September 2011

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

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:26:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4E273A01.20300@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 UAAG documents published 19 July 2011:
* User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0 Working Draft
    http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/
* Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Draft
    http://www.w3.org/TR/Implementing-UAAG20/

Changes in the updated UAAG 2.0 Working Draft include:
* New organization - the order of the Principles has been changed to more closely reflect WCAG.
* Focus - the success criteria related to focus have been separated into more discrete, testable success criteria.
* Media - success criteria that were not required for accessibility were removed.

The Working Group is looking for feedback on these changes along with the specific questions listed in the Status section at:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/#status

Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Draft provides additional information about the guidelines and success criteria, including intent, examples, and resources. This draft is mostly complete, although guidance for some success criteria is still to be written. Comments are welcome on the existing information as well as suggestions for the information yet to be written.

WAI encourages people with disabilities and developers of browsers, assistive technologies, plug-ins, extensions, and accessibility APIs (application programming interfaces) to provide feedback on these drafts. Please send comments to the publicly-archived list:
    public-uaag2-comments@w3.org
    *by 19 August 2011*

We also welcome additional help developing UAAG. If you might be interested in actively participating in the UAAG Working Group, please read:
    Participating in WAI at http://www.w3.org/WAI/participation
and contact Jeanne Spellman, see http://www.w3.org/People/jeanne/

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:
* 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
Jim Allan and Kelly Ford, UAAG Co-Chairs
Jeanne Spellman, W3C Staff Contact for UAAG



-----
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/
Received on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:26:54 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:26:55 GMT