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WAI-ARIA 1.1 Authoring Practices replaces older resources

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:50:36 -0400
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Richard S. Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Message-ID: <e65b20cb-8493-a742-90df-faa13648dff6@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The ARIA Working Group has "retired" a couple draft WAI-ARIA 1.0 support 
resources: Authoring Practices and Primer. This has been done to avoid 
confusion from older resources that are no longer being developed and 
provide outdated guidance. The content of those older documents in this 
publication has been removed and the Status section directs readers to 
the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 
<https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/>. They are listed on the 
index of Technical Reports <https://www.w3.org/TR/> as "retired", as 
opposed to Working Drafts or Notes. Content that is still relevant from 
the older resources has been migrated to and updated in the WAI-ARIA 1.1 
Authoring Practices.

While the main WAI-ARIA specification is targeted primarily for user 
agent (browser, etc.) implementers, WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 is 
primarily for content authors. It provides guidance to help web 
application developers make widgets, navigation, and behaviors 
accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. It describes 
design and interaction patterns to provide a consistent user experience 
when authors implement widgets using WAI-ARIA. The appendix provides 
introductory information about how WAI-ARIA is used to make custom 
widgets accessible to accessibility APIs.

If you still use the 1.0 resources, you should update your references to 
the new WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 
<https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/> to ensure you are 
following the latest advice. This document is under active development 
and is expected to be finalized as a Working Group Note to support 
WAI-ARIA 1.1. The ARIA intro page <https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria> 
contains more information about WAI-ARIA and its supporting resources.

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
Michael Cooper, ARIA WG W3C Staff Contact
Received on Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:50:33 UTC

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