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Re: WAI-ARIA 1.1 Authoring Practices replaces older resources

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:00 +0200
Cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Message-Id: <C06A9383-E94E-4EB6-9F71-D43C885A3B8E@agosto.nl>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
This is great news! This will surely help people in finding the correct and up-to-date version of the document. Thank you Michael for setting this in motion.

—Michiel

> On 14 Jul 2016, at 15:50, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> 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 This has been done to avoid confusion from older resources that are no longer being developed and provide outdated guidance.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
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