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Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:03:54 -0400
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: jeanne@w3.org, Jutta Treviranus <jtreviranus@faculty.ocadu.ca>
Message-ID: <560410DA.1010306@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI is pleased to announce the publication of Authoring Tool 
Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 as a W3C Recommendation at:

ATAG 2.0 has a companion document, Implementing ATAG 2.0, published as a 
W3C Working Group Note:

ATAG 2.0 helps improve web accessibility by providing guidelines for 
designing web content authoring tools that are both more accessible to 
authors with disabilities (Part A) and designed to enable, support, and 
promote the production of more accessible web content by all authors 
(Part B). ATAG 2.0 helps authors meet WCAG 2.0. Selecting authoring 
tools that conform to ATAG 2.0 can facilitate the process of creating 
accessible Web content, and can also remove barriers to content creation 
by people with disabilities. ATAG 2.0 is complete, ready for use and is 
already being implemented by native and web-based authoring tools 
including: social media tools, content management systems, learning 
management systems, WYSIWYG editors, and HTML editors. Please see 
additional information in:

* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process 
* ATAG Overview <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php>,
* ATAG at a Glance <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag-glance.php>,
* blog article on ATAG 2.0 Recommendation 

ATAG 2.0 was developed by the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 
Working Group (ATAG WG).

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The 
"dated" version of this draft is: 
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/2015/REC-ATAG20-20150924/> 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.


Jutta Treviranus ATAG WG Chair
Jeanne Spellman ATAG WG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director
Received on Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:03:59 UTC

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