Announcements: WAI-ARIA 1.0 is completed W3C Recommendation

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Subject: WAI-ARIA 1.0 is completed W3C Recommendation
Resent-Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:21:11 +0000
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:20:57 -0700
From: Shawn Henry <>
To: WAI Interest Group <>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) announces W3C Recommendation publications of:
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0
WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide

More information is available in:
*WAI-ARIA Expands Web Accessibility blog post*
*W3C's Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 Expands Accessibility of the Open Web Platform press release*

*About WAI-ARIA*

WAI-ARIA defines a way to make web content, particularly web applications, more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. It is introduced in:
WAI-ARIA Overview

WAI-ARIA works with existing web content technologies, such as HTML, and provides a way to apply the requirements of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for rich web applications. Accessibility standards developed by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at: <>.

The WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide is for developers of web browsers and other user agents. It describes how user agents should support WAI-ARIA; specifically, how to expose WAI-ARIA features to platform accessibility APIs (application programming interfaces).

The PFWG is working on a few changes for WAI-ARIA 1.1, and considering more changes for WAI-ARIA 2.0. The in-progress updates to WAI-ARIA 1.1 are available in an Editors' Draft at <>
The status of WAI-ARIA versions is updated in the WAI-ARIA FAQ at <>

Please let us know if you have any questions.
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Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:31:12 UTC