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Re: Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementations and Review)

From: Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 15:20:04 +0000
To: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
CC: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <35B9CDFD-7774-4314-916E-63203142C02B@benetech.org>
Thank you Tzviya for your lead in this effort as you were instrumental in making this happen!


Charles LaPierre
Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible
E-mail: charlesl@benetech.org<mailto:charlesl@benetech.org>
Twitter: @CLaPierreA11Y
Skype: charles_lapierre
Phone: 650-600-3301

On Jun 6, 2017, at 8:46 AM, Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com<mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>> wrote:


Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

-----Original Message-----
From: Xueyuan Jia [mailto:xueyuan@w3.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 11:15 AM
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Cc: chairs@w3.org<mailto:chairs@w3.org>
Subject: Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementations and Review)

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

I am pleased to announce that Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings is a W3C Candidate Recommendation:

The approval and publication are in response to this transition request:

Please provide feedback by 7 July 2017 as follows:
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<mailto:public-dpub-aria-comments@w3.org>.

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group invites feedback from the following groups with dependencies:

    Digital Publishing Interest Group, the primary collaborator on this specification;
    Other groups with documented liaisons with the ARIA WG:
        Accessibility Guidelines
        Accessible Platform Architectures
        Privacy IG
        Web Platform

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:

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:


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:

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director, and
Philippe Le H├ęgaret, Project Management Lead; Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications

Quoting from
Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings W3C Candidate Recommendation 06 June 2017

This version:

Latest published version:

The Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings (DPub-AAM) defines how user agents map the Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module [dpub-aria-1.0] markup to platform accessibility APIs. It is intended for user agent developers responsible for accessibility in their user agent so that they can support the accessibility content produced for digital publishing.

The implementation of this specification in user agents enables authors to produce more accessible digital publications, by conveying structural book constructs used by the digital publishing industry to assistive technologies. It does this by extending the Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 (CORE-AAM) [CORE-AAM] and the Accessible Name and
Description: Computation and API Mappings 1.1 (ACCNAME-AAM) [ACCNAME-AAM] specifications for user agents. It provides Accessibility API Mapping guidance for the roles defined in the Digital Publish WAI-ARIA Module.

The DPub-AAM 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 Accessibility API Mappings 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 7 July 2017. The Working Group targets 7 July 2017 to complete the testing process and produce the implementation report. A history of changes to Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 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 Exit Criteria appendix.

Comments: The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group primarily seeks feedback relation to implementation of Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings, 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<mailto:public-dpub-aria-comments@w3.org> (comment archive). Comments are requested by 7 July 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 29 June 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 March 2017 W3C Process Document.

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