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Exciting New Work for Mobile and More -- IndieUI: Events Call for Review

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:14:02 -0600
Message-ID: <50FEF30A.1040701@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

In 2012, W3C WAI started work on "IndieUI" - Independent User Interface - to help web applications work better with different devices (such as mobile phones and tablets), different assistive technologies (AT), and different user needs.

IndieUI defines a way for different user interactions to be translated into simple events and communicated to web applications. (For example, if a user wants to scroll down a page, they might use their finger on a touch screen, or click a scroll bar with a mouse, or use a scroll wheel, or say "scroll down" with a voice command. With IndieUI, these are all sent to the web app as simply: scroll down.) With IndieUI, web application developers will have a uniform way to design applications that work for multiple devices and contexts.

To learn about IndieUI, see the Overview page at:

Today we published the First Public Working Draft of IndieUI: Events technical specification at:
We would like comments on this Draft by 22 February 2013 to the publicly-archived e-mail list:

To learn more about this work and how you can get involved, see "IndieUI: Events expands user interface interactions" blog post at:

To learn about other work related to mobile accessibility, see:

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
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Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, IndieUI Chair
Michael Cooper, W3C Staff Contact

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