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Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:11:59 -0600
Message-ID: <492AEE6F.4080406@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites you to comment on the updated Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 Working Draft published 24 November 2008 at:

ATAG defines how authoring tools should help Web developers produce Web content that is accessible and conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. 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:

In this update, Part A, which addresses authoring tool user interface accessibility, is refocused. Part B is restructured to replace the concept of "Web Content Accessibility Benchmark" with a more straightforward relationship with WCAG 2.0. The Working Group welcomes feedback on these changes.

WAI encourages you to review the updated ATAG 2.0 documents and submit comments on any issues that you think could present a barrier to future adoption and implementation of ATAG 2.0. Please send comments by 6 January 2008 to the comment list, which is publicly archived:

For more information, see:
* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
* 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.

~Shawn Lawton Henry and Judy Brewer
On behalf of:
Jutta Treviranus, Chair of AUWG, and Director of the Assistive Technology Research Center, University of Toronto
Jeanne Spellman, W3C Staff Contact for AUWG

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/
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