Call for Review: Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Working Draft

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:

A Working Draft of the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG 
2.0) was published 7 December 2006 by the Authoring Tool Accessibility 
Guidelines Working Group (AUWG). The Authoring Tool Accessibility 
Guidelines (ATAG) explain how to make authoring tools accessible to people 
with disabilities, and how to support the production of Web content that 
conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

W3C/WAI encourages you to review this Working Draft, and submit comments on 
any issues which you feel could present a barrier to future adoption and 
implementation of ATAG 2.0. AUWG believes that it has resolved all previous 
comments on ATAG 2.0. Therefore, AUWG expects that this ATAG 2.0 Working 
Draft is close to the form that it will take in an upcoming ATAG 2.0 second 
Last Call Working Draft. However, the possibility exists that issues 
arising from comments on this draft, and/or from dependencies with WCAG 
2.0, may result in additional changes.

The ATAG 2.0 Working Draft is available at:

The following additional background may be useful in reviewing this Working 

         An overview of ATAG is available at:

         For background on how ATAG relates to the other WAI guidelines, 
including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, please see Essential 
Components of Web Accessibility:

         Information on the W3C Process used to develop ATAG is available at:

In particular, we encourage you to comment on the following:
- if you commented on any previous drafts, do the changes in this document 
address your earlier concerns?
- is the conformance model for the document sufficiently clear?

Reviewers are encouraged to provide suggestions for how to address issues, 
as well as positive feedback and commitments to implement the guidelines. 
Please send your comments as follows:

- Comments should be sent by 11 January 2007.

- Comments should be sent to the AUWG mailing list <>.

Note: This message may be circulated to other lists, avoiding 
cross-postings where possible.

Thank you in advance for your comments,

Jan Richards - W3C Interim Staff Contact for AUWG
Jutta Treviranus - Chair of AUWG, and Director of Adaptive Technology 
Resource Centre, University of Toronto
Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA

Received on Thursday, 7 December 2006 19:01:06 UTC