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Call for Review: New WAI-ARIA Documents

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:37:50 -0600
Message-ID: <47A75B7E.6040405@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Protocols and Formats Working Group invites you to comment on the following documents published 4 February 2008:
1. Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Version 1.0, Working Draft - a technical specification that combines the two previously-published ARIA draft specifications: WAI-ARIA Roles, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties
2. WAI-ARIA Primer, Working Draft - a new document that provides background on accessibility issues related to JavaScript, and introduces the technical approach used in WAI-ARIA
3. WAI-ARIA Best Practices, Working Draft - a new document that describes how Web content developers can develop accessible rich Web applications using WAI-ARIA

WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax (also known as AJAX), HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.

For an introduction to WAI-ARIA and the problems that it addresses, as well as changes to the WAI-ARIA Suite documents, please see the following updated documents:
* WAI-ARIA Overview
* Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap), Working Draft

There are specific review questions in the "Status" section of each of the technical documents. Please send any comments on these documents to public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
The comment period ends 3 March 2008. The Protocols and Formats Working Group is meeting face-to-face the week of 18 February to work on the technical documents. Therefore, if possible, please send comments before *20 February 2008*.

For more information, see:
* Protocols and Formats Working Group
* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

Note: Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Thank you in advance for your comments,
Michael Cooper - W3C Team Contact for PFWG
Al Gilman - Chair of PFWG
Judy Brewer - Director of Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
Shawn Lawton Henry - W3C WAI EOWG Chair

Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
phone: +1-617-395-7664
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
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