Call for Review: WAI-ARIA updated Working Drafts

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to comment on updated Public Working Drafts of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) documents published on 19 October 2007. Note that the current WAI-ARIA documents are primarily for browser and assistive technology developers. The PFWG is developing a Best Practices Guide for Web site and Web application developers.

WAI-ARIA defines how to make more advanced features of dynamic content and rich Internet applications accessible to people with disabilities. A primary focus of WAI-ARIA is providing information about user interface controls—such as expanding navigation bars—to assistive technology. WAI-ARIA is introduced in the WAI-ARIA Suite Overview:

The updated WAI-ARIA documents are available from the following locations. The Status section of each document includes a link to the changes made in this release:

* Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap)

* Roles for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles)

* States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA States and Properties)

How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process describes the process for developing these documents:

Please send any comments on these documents to There are specific review questions in each document. In general, the Working Group would like to know if these documents describe the features needed to access Web applications. Please send review comments by 16 November 2007.

Additional information about the Protocols and Formats Working Group is available at:

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Thank you in advance for your comments.

Michael Cooper - W3C Team Contact for PFWG
Al Gilman - Chair of PFWG
Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
Shawn Henry – Outreach Coordinator, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C

Received on Friday, 19 October 2007 19:50:19 UTC