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Reminder: UAAG 2.0 comments due 21 June, including mobile accessibility examples

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:58:00 -0500
Message-ID: <51B9A5B8.2050208@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Reminder: Please send comments on UAAG by Friday 21 June if possible. (If you would like an extension, please e-mail Jeanne Spellman <http://www.w3.org/People/jeanne/>.)

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/
More information for the UAAG review is in the forwarded e-mail below.

Mobile accessibility and UAAG:
One aspect of mobile accessibility is how web browsers on mobile devices support the accessibility needs of people with disabilities. Accessibility of web browsers is covered in User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG).
A new page shows examples of how web browsers that follow UAAG 2.0 benefit people with disabilities using the Web on mobile devices:
        Mobile Accessibility Examples from Implementing UAAG
        http://www.w3.org/TR/IMPLEMENTING-UAAG20/mobile
W3C WAI's broader work related to mobile accessibility is introduced in:
        Mobile Accessibility
        http://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Call for Review: User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0 Working Drafts
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 11:52:21 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on updated Working Drafts of:
* User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0
       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:
* Edited the conformance section to encourage browser extensions that provide accessibility features to claim limited conformance
* Added a provision to Conformance to allow mobile browsers to claim conformance if the underlying platform does not support a success criterion of UAAG 2.0
* Updated the introduction section with more details on:
** The relationship between WCAG and UAAG
** Definitions of levels A, AA, AAA
** Definition of a User Agent

Changes in the updated Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Draft include:
* Added mobile accessibility examples throughout

The UAAG 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

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 21 June 2013*

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 <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. Implementing UAAG 2.0 provides additional information about the guidelines and success criteria, including intent, examples, and resources.
UAAG is part of a series of accessibility standards developed by WAI, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG).
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 Lawton Henry, WAI Education and Outreach
Jim Allan, UAWG Co-Chair
Kelly Ford, UAWG Co-Chair
Jeanne Spellman, UAWG W3C Staff Contact




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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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