Updated Working Draft: IndieUI Events - for Mobile and More

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

An updated Working Draft of IndieUI: Events includes new events and a refined technical model. It is available at:

"IndieUI" - Independent User Interface - helps web applications work better with different devices (such as mobile phones and tablets), different assistive technologies (AT), and different user needs. With IndieUI, web application developers will have a uniform way to design applications that work for multiple devices and contexts. IndieUI includes two technical specifications: IndieUI Events and IndieUI User Context.
IndieUI: Events defines a way for different user interactions to be translated into simple events and communicated to web applications. For example, if a user wants to scroll down a page, they might use their finger on a touch screen, or click a scroll bar with a mouse, or use a scroll wheel, or say "scroll down" with a voice command. With IndieUI, these are all sent to the web app as simply: scroll down.

Information on recent and upcoming updates to the IndieUI: Events Working Draft is available from:
* Appendix B. Normative changes since the last public working draft <http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-indie-ui-events-20150115/#changelog>
* Open issues and actions tracker <http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/track/products/2> -- lists open issues & actions, and links to closed issues & actions, which are the basis for most of the previous and upcoming updates
* Open items in W3C Bugzilla for IndieUI: Events <https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?component=IndieUI%3A%20Events&product=IndieUI&version=1.0>, where newer issues and public comments are tracked
* Editors' Draft of IndieUI: Events <http://w3c.github.io/indie-ui/indie-ui-events.html> -- will have in-progress work after this publication (that might include early ideas that are not yet well developed, vetted, or approved)

Please send any comments on this draft to the publicly-archived e-mail list:
 by 13 February 2015

Learn more:
To learn about IndieUI, see the Overview page at:
 http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/indieui (short: http://bit.ly/IndieUIo)
Requirements for IndieUI are at:
To learn more about this work and how you can get involved, see "IndieUI: Events expands user interface interactions" blog post at:

To learn about other work related to mobile accessibility, see:

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the specification. The "dated" version of this Working Draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-indie-ui-events-20150115/> The difference between these URIs is 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 Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, IndieUI WG Chair
Michael Cooper, W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director

Received on Thursday, 15 January 2015 17:35:26 UTC