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Call for Review: WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:42:55 -0500
Message-ID: <502D06EF.4060605@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to comment on an updated Working Draft of:
       WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide
       http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-implementation/

This Guide is part of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite described in:
       WAI-ARIA Overview
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria.php

This WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide is for developers of web browsers and other user agents. It describes how user agents should support WAI-ARIA; specifically, how to expose WAI-ARIA features to platform accessibility APIs (application programming interfaces). For more information, see the Abstract at http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-implementation/#abstract

The accessibility API mappings in this Guide will be used to test WAI-ARIA through the "Candidate Recommendation" phase. To learn more about Last Call and Candidate Recommendation, see:
       How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

Note about Working Draft status: The Guide was published as a Last Call Working Draft in January 2012. The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) decided to return to Working Draft stage based on the changes since the last Draft. The Working Group expects to publish the second Last Call Working Draft in the coming months and plans to continue the Guide to completion soon after, and therefore requests that any comments be made on this current draft.

For review questions, a history of changes, and information on testing with WAI-ARIA, see the Status section at http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-implementation/#sotd

Please send comments by *21 September 2012* to the publicly-archived list via the comment form available by following the instructions from:
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/comments/instructions
  Alternatively, you can e-mail comments to public-pfwg-comments@w3.org

About the URI: The first link above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-wai-aria-implementation-20120816/>/ The difference between these links are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

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, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG 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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Received on Thursday, 16 August 2012 14:43:02 UTC

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