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Help test ATAG 2.0

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:56:08 -0600
Message-ID: <54B03258.7020403@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

We'd like your help moving Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 to the next step towards final W3C Recommendation.

We're looking for volunteers to help test authoring tools for conformance to ATAG success criteria. We are particularly looking for people to help test these authoring tools that volunteered to be implementers: Drupal, Desire2Learn, WordPress. All you need is experience evaluating website conformance to WCAG. We'll provide training on ATAG 2.0 and the ATAG test platform.

This is an excellent opportunity to get experience with ATAG 2.0 before it becomes a W3C Recommendation.

If you are willing to help with this testing, please send e-mail to <mailto:jeanne@w3.org, jrichards@ocad.ca?subject=Testing_ATAG 2.0> with:
* your contact information
* the amount of time you would be willing to contribute
* a list of any complex authoring tools that you have experience using
* a statement that you are experienced evaluating websites for WCAG 2.0 conformance

Background:

ATAG defines how authoring tools should help developers produce accessible web content that conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. ATAG also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use them. Authoring tools include content management systems (CMS), learning management systems (LMS), HTML editors, blogs, wikis, social media, and development environments. See:
	ATAG Overview: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag
	ATAG at a Glance: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag-glance

ATAG 2.0 is currently a Candidate Recommendation (CR). The purpose of the Candidate Recommendation stage is to ensure that ATAG 2.0 can be implemented in the real world and to document that different types of authoring tools meet ATAG success criteria. The W3C Process stages are described in: How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>.

*WAI encourages authoring tools to use ATAG 2.0 at this stage*, and share implementation experience. During this CR stage, we are developing an implementation report listing tools that meet each ATAG success criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Spellman, the W3C/WAI staff contact for the ATAG Working Group, at: jeanne@w3.org.

Thanks!
~Shawn & Jeanne
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