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Call for Review: HTML Accessibility API Mappings updated

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:20:32 -0500
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Richard S. Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>
Message-ID: <566041A0.4060509@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group (ARIA 
WG) invites you to comment on an updated Working Draft of HTML 
Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (HTML-AAM, jointly published with the Web 
Platform Working Group)
    http://www.w3.org/TR/html-aam-1.0/

**About HTML-AAM*:*

HTML Accessibility API Mappings is intended for HTML user agent 
developers responsible for accessibility in their user agent. It defines 
how user agents map HTML markup to platform accessibility application 
programming interfaces (APIs). Documenting these mappings promotes 
interoperable exposure of roles, states, properties, and events 
implemented by accessibility APIs and helps to ensure that this 
information appears in a manner consistent with author intent. 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 HTML-specific guidance for how the HTML user agent must respond 
to keyboard focus, native HTML features, and role, state and property 
attributes provided via WAI-ARIA.

**Transition of Working Groups*:*

This document is published by the Accessible Rich Internet Applications 
Working Group <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/> and the Web Platform Working 
Group <https://www.w3.org/WebPlatform/WG/>. It was previously published 
by the Protocols and Formats Working Group <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/> 
and the HTML Working Group <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/>. It moved to new 
Working Groups because of changes in the set of Working Groups chartered 
at W3C. The ARIA Working Group home page is now where information about 
the development of WAI-ARIA is maintained.

**Versions*:*

HTML Accessibility API Mappings is a Working Draft and subject to 
change. Eventually it is expected to advance to Recommendation. 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 
HTML-AAM 1.0 are available in an Editors' Draft at 
<http://w3c.github.io/aria/html-aam/html-aam.html>.

**For review*:*

Updates to HTML-AAM provide mappings for new and updated WAI-ARIA 1.1 
features and expand of previous mappings, including for native host 
language features. They also remove MSAA+UIA Express mappings.

**Comments*:*

Please submit comments the the publicly-archived e-mail:
    public-webapps@w3.org
or file an issue in GitHub:
    https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/
by *15 January 2016*

URI:
The first URIs above go to the latest versions of the document. The 
"dated" versions of this draft is: 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-html-aam-1.0-20151203/> . 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,
Rich Schwerdtfeger, ARIA WG Chair
Léonie Watson, Web Platform WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, ARIA W3C Staff Contact
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2015 13:20:39 UTC

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