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Final Working Draft of WAI-ARIA 1.1 for review

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:12:59 -0400
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Richard S. Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Message-ID: <3e4d0dda-f316-bd55-9c68-8c3eabb1e513@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group (ARIA 
WG) has published a Working Draft of Accessible Rich Internet 
Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/

The Working Group intends for this to be the last Working Draft before 
it advances to Candidate Recommendation (CR). This version is being 
published for wide review to collect input on the Working Group's 
determination that the specification is feature-complete, so focus can 
shift to implementation and testing for the CR publication. If no major 
changes are made as a result of comments on this draft, ARIA 1.1 will 
advance to CR.

This document is part of the WAI-ARIA suite introduced at 
https://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/intro.

**Recent updates*:* This version of ARIA 1.1 changes the 
aria-kbdshortcuts property to aria-keyshortcuts, expands roles that can 
be used in combo boxes, adds a requirement that host languages must not 
prevent aria label mechanisms from being used. The Working Group 
explored creating a role for passwords but did not include it, and 
removed the text role; it intends to return to these roles in a later 
version of ARIA. This publication also includes various structural 
tweaks. The full list of changes is in Appendix C.1.

**Comments*:* Please submit comments the the publicly-archived e-mail:
   public-aria-comments@w3.org
or file an issue in GitHub:
   https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/
by *26 August 2016*

**Versions*:* WAI-ARIA 1.0 is currently a W3C Recommendation and is the 
recommended version for production user agent implementations and 
authors at this time. The specifications published today are Working 
Drafts and subject to change. The stages of specification development 
are explained in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the 
W3C Process at http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process. The status of 
WAI-ARIA versions is updated in the WAI-ARIA FAQ 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/aria/faq.

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,
Rich Schwerdtfeger, ARIA WG Chair
Michael Cooper, ARIA W3C Staff Contact
Received on Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:13:05 UTC

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