Call for Review: WAI-ARIA 1.1 Working Draft

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to comment on the First Public Working Draft of WAI-ARIA 1.1 at:

*About WAI-ARIA*:

WAI-ARIA defines a way to make web content, particularly web applications, more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. It is introduced in the WAI-ARIA Overview at <>.

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: <>


WAI-ARIA 1.0 is currently a W3C "Candidate Recommendation". It is expected to progress to a "Proposed Recommendation" by early 2014, and be completed in 2014. (These stages are explained in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at: <>.)

WAI-ARIA 1.1 is expected to include only a few changes from 1.0. Most potential changes will be considered for WAI-ARIA 2.0.

The in-progress updates to WAI-ARIA 1.1 are available in an Editors' Draft at <>

The status of WAI-ARIA versions is updated in the WAI-ARIA FAQ: <>

*For review*:

A primary change in this Draft of 1.1 is the addition of aria-describedat. We specifically request feedback on the current proposal and suggestions for other proposals for aria-describedat.

Please submit comments the the publicly-archived e-mail:
       by *1 November 2013*

About the URI:
The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this Working Draft is: <>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <>

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)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:01:28 UTC