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Call for Review: SVG Accessibility API Mappings Working Draft

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:42:19 -0600
Message-ID: <54EF933B.3010303@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) and the SVG Working Group (SVG WG) invite you to comment on a new Working Draft of SVG Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 (SVG-AAM) at:
	http://www.w3.org/TR/svg-aam-1.0/

SVG Accessibility API Mappings is intended for scalable vector graphics (SVG) user agent developers who are responsible for SVG accessibility in their user agent. It defines how user agents map SVG markup to platform accessibility application programming interfaces (APIs). When supported by user agents, its features allow SVG authors to create accessible rich internet applications, including charts, graphs, and other drawings. It does this by extending the Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 (CORE-AAM) and the Accessible Name and Description: Computation and API Mappings 1.1 to provide SVG-specific guidance for how the SVG user agent must respond to keyboard focus, native SVG features, and role, state and property attributes provided via WAI-ARIA. It is part of a suite of WAI-ARIA-related specifications introduced in the WAI-ARIA Overview at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria>.

*Versions*:
WAI-ARIA 1.0 is currently a W3C Recommendation. It remains the recommended version for production user agent implementations and authors at this time. WAI-ARIA 1.1 is currently a Working Draft and is supported by this Working Draft of SVG-AAM 1.0. The versions are currently at different levels because SVG-AAM does not have a previous Recommendation, and the two specifications may evolve on different timelines. Eventually these specifications are expected to advance to Recommendation, at which point they would subsume WAI-ARIA 1.0. The stages of specification development are explained in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>.
- The in-progress updates to SVG Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 are available in an Editors' Draft at <http://w3c.github.io/aria/svg-aam/svg-aam.html>.
- The status of WAI-ARIA versions is updated in the WAI-ARIA FAQ: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/aria/faq#status>

*For review*:
This First Public Working Draft of SVG Accessibility API Mappings (SVG-AAM) provides the first technology-specific module that provides accessibility API mapping support for features in WAI-ARIA 1.1. Other technology-specific mappings will follow. This version provides an initial set of mappings for SVG elements.
Please submit comments by *27 March 2015* via the publicly-archived e-mail:
	public-svg-a11y@w3.org
or file an issue in W3C Bugzilla:
	<https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/enter_bug.cgi?product=ARIA&component=SVG%20AAM&version=1.0>

URI:
The first URIs above go to the latest version of this document. The "dated" version of this draft is <http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-svg-aam-1.0-20150226/>. 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.html>.

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.

Regards,
Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Erik Dahlström, SVG WG Chair
Cameron McCormack, SVG WG Chair
Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG W3C Staff Contact
Doug Schepers, SVG WG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Domain Lead
Philippe Le Hégaret, Interaction Domain Lead
Received on Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:42:27 UTC

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