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Implementing ATAG 2.0 Updated

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:01:16 -0500
Message-ID: <5076FB5C.8010900@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG) has published an updated Working Draft of Implementing ATAG 2.0: A guide to understanding and implementing Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/IMPLEMENTING-ATAG20/

Implementing ATAG 2.0 is a planned Note to support ATAG 2.0.

For a list of changes since the last Draft, see the Status section at: <http://www.w3.org//TR/IMPLEMENTING-ATAG20/#status>
Please send any comments to the publicly-archived list <public-uaag2-comments@w3.org> by 9 November 2012.

ATAG 2.0 Status:
The Working Group is preparing for ATAG 2.0 Candidate Recommendation (CR). CR and the other development stages are described in: How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>

Test Drive Today:
WAI encourages developers of web authoring tools (content management systems, HTML editors, social networking, and more[1]), to try using the ATAG 2.0 Working Draft now. (While we think it is stable, it might change some based on public feedback and implementation experience.) We are looking forward to learning about your experience implementing ATAG 2.0 in your tools. In the coming months, we'll be asking for tools that meet ATAG 2.0. *Will your tool be an example*?

About ATAG:
ATAG defines how authoring tools should help web developers produce web content that is accessible and conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which is introduced at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php>. ATAG also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use the tools. ATAG is introduced in the ATAG Overview at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php>
ATAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, which are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html>
ATAG is developed by the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG), <http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/>

URI:
The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of the Draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-IMPLEMENTING-ATAG20-20121011/>
The difference between these URIs 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.

[1] Examples of authoring tools: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php#for>

Regards,
~Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Jutta Treviranus, AUWG Chair
Jeanne Spellman, AUWG 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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