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WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices: Updated Guidance

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:21:33 -0600
Message-ID: <5138BE8D.10808@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Guidance on the the current state of the art in WAI-ARIA implementation is available in the updated Working Draft of:
     WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices: An author's guide to understanding and implementing Accessible Rich Internet Applications
     http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/

Overview:
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices is a supporting document for the WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technical specification, which is introduced at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria>.
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices provides detailed advice and examples to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. It is primarily for web application developers, and is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers.

Draft:
This Draft has important updates since the previous publication. It is still being developed and does not yet address all known issues. To see a history of changes, responses to previous comments, and a list of review questions for this Draft, see the Status section at: <http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#sotd>

Comments:
Please submit any comments on this draft by *5 April 2013*, via Comment Form or e-mail as described in:
     Comment Instructions for PFWG Documents
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/comments/instructions

Editors' Draft in progress:
If you would like to see in-progress updates before the next version is published, you can read the unapproved Editors' Draft at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices/>

Background:
WAI-ARIA documents are developed by the W3C WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG), <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/>.

Not to be confused with ATAG:
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices is different from Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), which defines what *tools* need to do for accessibility. WAI-ARIA, ATAG, and other standards are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html>

About the URI:
The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this Working Draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-wai-aria-practices-20130307/>
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>

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 Outreach
Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, 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
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