RE: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module

Hi Richard,

My apologies for getting back to you later than you probably hoped for. I would suggest in the future to assign the ACTION on me and I'll take care of it as a normal working group participant.

Specifically for this task - I've reviewed the roles and mapping would be straightforward (but not really useful). UIA is primarily User Interface automation accessibility framework and doesn't contain strong semantic entities required for digital publishing, so most of the roles in the list would be expressed as combination of TextControlType with LocalizedControlType as well as some attributes on TextPattern.

I plan to do this in more detail and hopefully create a pull request this October.

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger []
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:42 AM
To: Bogdan Brinza <>
Cc: Michael Champion <>; DPUB-ARIA ( <>
Subject: Fwd: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module

Hi Bogdan,

Would you please provide us with an ETA for this and do you have a designated representative to the ARIA working group?

Thank you,

Rich Schwerdtfeger
ARIA Working Group Chair

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From: Rich Schwerdtfeger <<>>
Subject: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module
Date: October 2, 2016 at 10:07:56 AM CDT
To: Bogdan Brinza <<>>
Cc: "DPUB-ARIA (<>)" <<>>

Hi Bogden,

Please provide UIA mappings for these roles.

This is the specification:

As I understand it we have 2 major publishers already implementing them. The one I know of is Safari books. James Craig has committed to put the changes into Webkit now that they are locked down.


Rich Schwerdtfeger

Received on Saturday, 8 October 2016 00:45:03 UTC