Call for Review: UAAG 2.0 and Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Drafts

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) Working Group invites you to comment on updated UAAG documents published 17 June 2010:
- User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0 Working Draft
- Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Draft

Changes in the updated UAAG 2.0 Working Draft include:
- revised success criteria and glossary on focus indication and behavior,
- redefining keyboard shortcuts for form submission and cancellation,
- revised success criteria for relative font size distinctions when fonts are rescaled to allow users to control whether font size distinctions are maintained.

The Working Group is looking for feedback on these changes along with the specific questions that are listed in the Status section at:

The updated Implementing UAAG 2.0 Working Draft provides additional information about the guidelines and success criteria, including intent, examples, and resources.

WAI encourages people with disabilities and developers of browsers, assistive technologies, plug-ins, extensions, and accessibility APIs (application programming interfaces) to provide feedback on this draft, and to consider more active participation in developing UAAG 2.0. Please send comments to the publicly-archived list:
   *by 29 July 2010*

*Note that the Working Group is preparing for Last Call and would like comments on this UAAG 20 Working Draft by July 2010. Information about Last Call and the development stages are described in:
- How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

UAAG defines how browsers, media players, and other "user agents" should support accessibility for people with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. UAAG is part of a series of accessibility standards developed by WAI, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). UAAG 2.0 is currently informative only. For more information on UAAG and WAI standards, see:
- UAAG Overview
- WAI Guidelines and Techniques
- User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)

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
For Jim Allan and Kelly Ford, UAAG Co-Chairs
and Jeanne Spellman, W3C Staff Contact

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

Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 21:08:07 UTC