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WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices: Updated Guidance

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:21:33 -0600
Message-ID: <5138BE8D.10808@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Guidance on the the current state of the art in WAI-ARIA implementation is available in the updated Working Draft of:
     WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices: An author's guide to understanding and implementing Accessible Rich Internet Applications

WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices is a supporting document for the WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technical specification, which is introduced at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria>.
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices provides detailed advice and examples to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. It is primarily for web application developers, and is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers.

This Draft has important updates since the previous publication. It is still being developed and does not yet address all known issues. To see a history of changes, responses to previous comments, and a list of review questions for this Draft, see the Status section at: <http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#sotd>

Please submit any comments on this draft by *5 April 2013*, via Comment Form or e-mail as described in:
     Comment Instructions for PFWG Documents

Editors' Draft in progress:
If you would like to see in-progress updates before the next version is published, you can read the unapproved Editors' Draft at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices/>

WAI-ARIA documents are developed by the W3C WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG), <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/>.

Not to be confused with ATAG:
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices is different from Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), which defines what *tools* need to do for accessibility. WAI-ARIA, ATAG, and other standards are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html>

About the URI:
The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this Working Draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-wai-aria-practices-20130307/>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking>

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, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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