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ARIA Status and Timelines

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:42:49 -0400
To: WAI XTech <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120313194249.GB4810@sonata.rednote.net>
There have recently been requests for an update on ARIA development
timelines. This message is my attempt to concisely address this
question. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information.

ARIA 1.0 -- We hope to exit Candidate Recommendation status late this
calendar year.

	We are currently constructing and conducting tests to document
	two independent implementations of all our RFC 2119 normative

	We have dependencies on two other documents which must
	also exit CR at the same time:

	The Role Attribute Module

	The ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide
	At our recently concluded Face to Face meeting we determined to
	send this document through a second Last Call process.

ARIA 1.1 -- Work on ARIA 1.1 will begin as testing of ARIA 1.0
concludes. ARIA 1.1 is intended ONLY for errata and simple feature
enhancements. Our intent is to produce ARIA 1.1 quickly--in less than a
calendar year. Thus, more complex issues which require time to properly
design, document and test will NOT be taken up in ARIA 1.1 but rather
deferred to ARIA 2.0.

ARIA 2.0 -- Work on ARIA 2.0 will begin as work on ARIA 1.1 concludes.
We expect this will be sometime in mid to late calendar year 2013.



Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

Chair, Protocols & Formats
Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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