Fwd: Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Updated Working Drafts


Please note the updated ATAG Working Draft announced on the WAI IG list last week. Now is a good time to review ATAG thoroughly, since it is expected that the next publication will be Last Call Working Draft.

Please let me know right away if you would like to discuss this in EOWG, or if you will be submitting comments individually.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:  Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Updated Working Drafts
Date:  Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:54:18 -0500
From:  Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To:  WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

W3C WAI invites you to review the updated Working Drafts of Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 and Implementing ATAG 2.0 published 26 April 2011 at:

To people with disabilities:
We especially encourage people with disabilities and accessibility specialists to review this draft of ATAG 2.0 and let us know how it can be improved to better meet the needs of people with disabilities. ATAG is particularly relevant to you if you use blogs, wikis, social networking websites, content management systems (CMS), HTML editors, or other such tools[1]. ATAG defines how these tools should help you make your blog posts, websites, etc. accessible --— and how the tools themselves should be accessible so that people with disabilities can use them.

To tool developers:
We invite authoring tool developers to prepare to implement ATAG 2.0, with the caution that the guidelines might change. In the coming months, we'll be asking for tools that meet ATAG 2.0. Will your tool be an example? If you are considering implementing ATAG 2.0 soon, please e-mail Jeanne@w3.org

Note about Working Draft status:
ATAG 2.0 was published as a Last Call Working Draft on 8 July 2010. Due to substantial changes made in response to over 250 comments on that draft, the Working Group decided to return to Working Draft stage to collect feedback on these changes. The Working Group expects to publish another Last Call Working Draft in a few months. Last Call and other development stages are described in: How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at:

Recent updates:
For a list of significant changes since the last drafts and specific questions for feedback, see the Status sections:

Please submit comments on how ATAG 2.0 can be improved to better meet the needs of people with disabilities to the publicly-archived list:
      by *24 May 2011*

ATAG defines how authoring tools should help web developers produce web content that is accessible and conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use the tools. ATAG is introduced in the ATAG Overview at:
ATAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, which are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at:
ATAG is developed by the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG),

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.
Short URI to this archived e-mail: http://bit.ly/atag20114

[1] Examples of authoring tools: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php#for

Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Jutta Treviranus, AUWG Chair
Jeanne Spellman, AUWG W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2011 14:42:36 UTC