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Re: FW: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementations and Review)

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 01:41:49 +0900
To: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Cc: "DPUB mailing list (public-digipub-ig@w3.org)" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20161215164149.sazvdwievioawekz@sideshowbarker.net>
Hi Tzviya,

I notice that Abstract for https://www.w3.org/TR/dpub-aria-1.0/ says this:

> Accessibility of web content requires semantic information about widgets,
> structures and behaviors in order to allow assistive technologies to
> convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This
> specification defines a [WAI-ARIA] module encompassing an ontology of
> roles, states and properties specific to the digital publishing industry.
> These semantics are designed to allow an author to convey user interface
> behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies and to
> enable semantic navigation, styling and interactive features used by
> readers. It is expected this will complement [HTML5].

That seems to just be a verbatim copy of the Abstract of of the ARIA spec
itself at https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/ but just with the part of one
sentence replaced with “roles, states and properties specific to the digital
publishing industry”.

The problems in that dpub-aria Abstract are that it:

* retains the words “widgets” but doesn’t define anything for
  widgets but instead just for structural divisions of documents

* mentions “behaviors”* and “designed to allow an author to convey user
  interface behaviors but doesn’t define anything about behaviors nor about
  and user-interface features

* mentions “states and properties specific to the digital publishing
  industry” but doesn’t define any ARIA states and properties specific to
  the digital publishing industry; instead it just defines new roles that
  only have the global ARIA states and properties, but no new states or
  properties specifically associated with those roles

* mentions imprecisely “an ontology of roles specific to the digital
  publishing industry” when it should be more precisely mentioning the
  class of documents it is meant to address, and anyway specs (and
  especially this spec) should rightly always frame things in terms of
  *user* needs and never in terms of some vague “industry” needs

So given all that I suggest the editors and the ARIA WG and DPUB IG
consider reducing the Abstract to just something like the following:

> Enabling users of assistive technologies to find their way through Web
> content requires, along with embedding semantic metadata about Web-
> application widgets and behaviors for assistive technologies to consume,
> also embedding semantic metadata about Web-*document* structural
> divisions—in particular for structural divisions of long-form documents.
> This specification defines a set of WAI-ARIA roles specific to helping
> users of assistive technologies navigate through such long-form documents.

  —Mike

"Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, 2016-12-15 15:03 +0000:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/SN1PR0201MB16152EAEA85DE263A6C25479D59D0@SN1PR0201MB1615.nampr>
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> DPUB-ARIA is now a candidate recommendation. Thanks to all who contributed.
> 
> I wrote a blog post to explain the origins and next steps [1].
> 
> Please send your sample content for implementations so we can fulfill our exit criteria!
> 
> [1] https://www.w3.org/blog/2016/12/dpub-aria-1-0-is-released-as-a-candidate-recommendation/
> 
>   
> Tzviya Siegman
> Information Standards Lead
> Wiley
> 201-748-6884
> tsiegman@wiley.com 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> 
> 
> Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
> Chairs,
> 
> I am pleased to announce that Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation:
> 
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-dpub-aria-1.0-20161215/
> 
> The approval and publication are in response to this transition request:
>    https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2016OctDec/0113.html
> 
> Please provide feedback by 27 January 2017 as follows:
> To comment, file an issue in the W3C ARIA GitHub repository at https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/new. If this is not feasible, send email to public-dpub-aria-comments@w3.org.
> 
> The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group invites feedback from the following groups with dependencies:
> * Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group
> * CSS Working Group
> * Digital Publishing Interest Group
> * Internationalization Activity
> * Technical Architecture Group
> * Privacy Interest Group
> * SVG Working Group
> * Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
> * Web Platform Working Group
> 
> There were no Formal Objections.
> 
> Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group's patent disclosure page in conformance with W3C policy:
>    https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/83726/status
> 
> As the Advisory Committee review begins at the same time as Candidate Recommendation, You may start to review the specification and indicate whether you endorse it as a W3C Recommendation or object to its advancement by completing the following questionnaire:
> 
>    https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/2016-12_dpub-aria/
> 
> The review will end no less than 4 weeks after publication as a Proposed Recommendation. Additional details about the review are available in the questionnaire.
> 
> This Call for Implementations and Review follows section 6.4 "Candidate Recommendation" of the W3C Process Document:
>    http://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#candidate-rec
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, and
> Philippe Le Hégaret, Project Management Lead; Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications
> 
> ==============================================
> Quoting from
> Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0
> W3C Candidate Recommendation 15 December 2016
> 
> This version:
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-dpub-aria-1.0-20161215/
> Latest published version:
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/dpub-aria-1.0/
> 
> Abstract:
> Accessibility of web content requires semantic information about widgets, structures and behaviors in order to allow assistive technologies to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This specification defines a [WAI-ARIA] module encompassing an ontology of roles, states and properties specific to the digital publishing industry. These semantics are designed to allow an author to convey user interface behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies and to enable semantic navigation, styling and interactive features used by readers. It is expected this will complement [HTML5].
> 
> This document is part of the WAI-ARIA suite described in the WAI-ARIA Overview.
> 
> Status of This Document:
> This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at https://www.w3.org/TR/.
> 
> This is a Candidate Recommendation of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module
> 1.0 by the Digital Publishing ARIA Taskforce, a joint task force of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and the Digital Publishing Interest Group. This is a call for implementations; the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group requests that initial implementations be submitted by 20 January 2017. The Working Group targets 27 January 2017 to complete the testing process and produce the implementation report. A history of changes to Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 is available in the appendix.
> 
> Exit Criteria: The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group intends to exit the Candidate Recommendation stage and submit this document for consideration as a W3C Proposed Recommendation after documenting interoperable implementability of each feature. The expectations and procedure for this are listed in the appendix.
> 
> Comments: The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group primarily seeks feedback relation to implementation of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module, but feedback on any aspect of the specification is accepted. To comment, file an issue in the W3C ARIA GitHub repository. If this is not feasible, send email to public-dpub-aria-comments@w3.org (comment archive). Comments are requested by 27 January 2017. In-progress updates to the document may be viewed in the publicly visible editors' draft.
> 
> This document was published by the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group as a Candidate Recommendation. This document is intended to become a W3C Recommendation. W3C publishes a Candidate Recommendation to indicate that the document is believed to be stable and to encourage implementation by the developer community. This Candidate Recommendation is expected to advance to Proposed Recommendation no earlier than 27 January 2017.
> 
> Please see the Working Group's implementation report.
> 
> Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.
> 
> This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
> 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
> 
> This document is governed by the 1 September 2015 W3C Process Document.
> ==============================================
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike

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