Call for Review: WAI-ARIA Updated Working Drafts

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to review the following updated Working Drafts published 15 December 2009:
* Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0
* WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide
* WAI-ARIA Best Practices

WAI-ARIA 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.

The WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide provides guidance on how browsers and other user agents should expose WAI-ARIA features to platform accessibility APIs.

WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices describes how Web content developers can develop accessible rich internet applications using WAI-ARIA.

For an introduction to WAI-ARIA and links to related documents, please see:
* WAI-ARIA Overview

Note about Working Draft Status:
WAI-ARIA was published as a Last Call Working Draft on 24 February 2009. Due to substantial changes in response to comments on that draft, PFWG decided to return to Working Draft stage to collect feedback on these changes. The PFWG expects to publish another Last Call Working Draft in the first quarter of 2010. The development stages are described in:
* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

WAI encourages you to review the updated WAI-ARIA documents and submit comments on any issues that you think could present a barrier to future adoption and implementation of WAI-ARIA. Please send comments per the instructions at:
  *by 2 February 2010*

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 Henry and Judy Brewer, W3C WAI
On behalf of:
Janina Sajka, Chair of PFWG
Michael Cooper, W3C WAI Staff Contact for PFWG

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 19:27:51 UTC