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Call for Review: UAAG 2.0 Working Drafts

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:23:59 -0400
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>, Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.or>
Message-ID: <55F829FF.5090100@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Updated UAAG 2.0 Working Drafts are now available for review:
* User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0
* UAAG 2.0 Reference: Explanations, Examples, and Resources for User 
Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

These Working Drafts are updated in response to:
* Public comments on the Working Draft of 25 September 2014 and 
subsequent Editor's Drafts
* Comments on a recent proposed new UAWG Charter requesting that UAAG 
2.0 be published as a Working Group Note instead of a W3C Recommendation.

Because UAAG is changing to a Working Group Note, there are two types of 
changes — substantive and procedural/formatting — which are described in 
the Status section at: http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-UAAG20-20150915/#status

Implementation status: In 2013, UAWG identified — but did not have the 
resources at the time to fully test — implementations for each of the 
UAAG 2.0 success criteria. Success criteria that did not have any 
implementations were removed. Many success criteria were changed as a 
result of the 2014-15 public comments. UAWG is currently reviewing the 
success criteria to identify implementations in user agents (browsers, 
extensions, media players, readers, etc).

Please send any comments to the publicly-archived list 
<public-uaag2-comments@w3.org> by 13 October 2015.


UAAG 2.0 defines how browsers, browser extensions, media players, 
readers, and other "user agents" should support accessibility for people 
with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. UAAG 2.0 
Reference provides additional information about the guidelines and 
success criteria, including intent, examples, and resources. For more 
information on UAAG and other standards from the W3C Web Accessibility 
Initiative (WAI), 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) 

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The 
"dated" version of this draft is:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-UAAG20-20150915/> 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.


Jim Allan, UAWG Co-Chair
Jeanne Spellman, UAWG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director
Received on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:24:03 UTC

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