For Review: UAAG 2.0 Requirements

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG) invites you to comment on the first Working Draft of the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Requirements (UAAG 2.0 Requirements) published on 31 October 2008:

UAAG provides guidance on designing Web browsers, media players, assistive technologies, and other 'user agents' to be accessible and to increase accessibility of Web content for people with disabilities. See UAAG Overview:

UAAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). The relationship between these WAI guidelines, and how Web accessibility depends on several components of Web development and interaction working together is described in Essential Components of Web Accessibility:

UAAG 1.0 was completed in December 2002. UAAG 2.0 Requirements defines planned new work on the second generation of UAAG and lists areas for development in UAAG 2.0, including accounting for advances in Web technologies and designing UAAG 2.0 to be relevant as Web technologies continue to evolve.

The UAAG Working Group encourages developers of browsers, assistive technologies, plug-ins, extensions, and accessibility APIs (application programming interfaces), as well as end users, to provide feedback on this UAAG 2.0 Requirements. Please send comments to the (publicly visible) mailing list:

The UAAG 2.0 Requirements document is intended to become a W3C Working Group Note, which is an advisory report as described in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute:

For information on participating in UAAG 2.0 development, see Participation in the User Agent Accessibility Working Group:

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Thank you in advance for your comments,

Jim Allan - UAAG Working Group Chair
Jan Richards - UAAG Working Group Interim W3C Contact
Judy Brewer - W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Director
Shawn Henry - W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Outreach Coordinator

Received on Wednesday, 31 October 2007 20:57:44 UTC