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FPWD: WAI-ARIA Graphics Module

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Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:16:36 +0000
WAI-ARIA Graphics Module



Assistive technologies need semantic information about the structures and expected behaviors of a document in order to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This specification defines a [WAI-ARIA] module of core roles, states and properties specific to web graphics. These semantics allow an author to express the logical structure of the graphic to assistive technologies. Assistive technologies could then enable semantic navigation and adapt styling and interactive features, to provide an optimal experience for the audience. These features complement the graphics and document structure elements defined by [HTML5] and [SVG2].

This document is part of the WAI-ARIA suite described in the WAI-ARIA Overview.

Status of the 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 http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is a First Public Working Draft of WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 by the SVG Accessibility Taskforce, a joint task force of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and the SVG Working Group. It is a module that extends WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA] to define roles specific to the needs of graphics languages including SVG [SVG2]. These roles add semantics to describe features common to graphical formats that are not provided by base languages like HTML, to facilitate automated processing and accessibility support.

Feedback on any aspect of the specification is accepted. For this publication, the SVG Accessibility Task Force particularly seeks feedback on the following questions:Are proposed roles clear and appropriate to the needs of interactive graphics? Is the use of the &quot;graphics-&quot; prefix in role names to avoid potential collision with other ARIA roles acceptable? What mechanism would be suitable for addition of new roles? Is the relationship of this specification to WAI-ARIA 1.1 clear?

To comment, file an issue in the W3C ARIA GitHub repository, using the &quot;graphics&quot; label in the issue. If this is not feasible, send email to public-svg-a11y@w3.org (comment archive). Comments are requested by 15 January 2016. In-progress updates to the document may be viewed in the publicly visible editors&#x27; draft.

Publication as a First Public Working Draft 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 groups operating under the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures (Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group) and a public list of any patent disclosures (SVG Working Group) made in connection with the deliverables of each group; these pages also include 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.
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