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WAI-ARIA 1.0 Candidate Recommendation in Implementation and Testing

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:13:30 -0600
Message-ID: <4D36108A.6040801@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

W3C WAI is excited to announce the publication of WAI-ARIA 1.0 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 18 January. WAI-ARIA is the Accessible Rich Internet Applications technical specification for making dynamic, interactive web content accessible to people with disabilities, at:

Candidate Recommendation (CR) is a major step in the W3C standards development process; it signals that there is broad consensus in the Working Group and among public reviewers on the technical content of WAI-ARIA 1.0. The W3C Process stages are described in:
      How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

The primary purpose of this CR stage is to implement and test WAI-ARIA. If you are interested in helping or have additional comments, please contact us via the instructions at:
      before 25 February 2011

To check the status of WAI-ARIA over the coming months, see the
      WAI-ARIA FAQ current status question at

Please read information on comment resolutions, implementations, and more in the following blog post:
      Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) moves to Candidate Recommendation (CR)


WAI-ARIA is a technical specification that 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 the WAI-ARIA suite, please see:
      WAI-ARIA Overview

WAI-ARIA works with existing web content technologies, such as HTML, and provides a way to apply the requirements of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for rich web applications. Accessibility standards developed by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html

(Note: The WAI-ARIA link at the top of this message goes to the latest version. The "dated" version is:
The difference between these links are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html )

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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

~Shawn Henry, WAI Education and Outreach
Janina Sajka. PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director

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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