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Documents in Progress

The WAI Interest Group (WAI IG) page lists documents in progress, such as accessibility guidelines WAI-ARIA 1.0, UAAG 2.0, and ATAG 2.0.


Using WAI-ARIA in HTML Working Draft Published

An update to Using WAI-ARIA in HTML was published today as a Working Draft. This document is a practical guide for developers on how to add accessibility information to HTML elements using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification, which defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. Please see the Using WAI-ARIA in HTML e-mail for additional information.    (2013-10-03)

Mobile Accessibility Task Force: Seeking Participation

A new Mobile Accessibility Task Force will develop more specific guidance on mobile accessibility related to WCAG and UAAG. It will build on WAI's current accessibility standards that address mobile accessibility and supplement related work in other areas, such as IndieUI and HTML5. To learn about participating in the Mobile Accessibility Task Force, see the Mobile Accessibility Task Force - Seeking Participation e-mail.    (2013-Oct-01)

For Review: WAI-ARIA 1.1 Working Draft

Accessible Rich Internet Applications WAI-ARIA 1.1 is available for review as a First Public Working Draft. WAI-ARIA 1.1 is expected to include only a few changes from 1.0. The primary change in this Draft is the addition of of aria-describedat. WAI-ARIA is introduced in the WAI-ARIA Overview and the current status of WAI-ARIA 1.0 and 1.1 is updated in the FAQ. Please send comments by 1 November 2013.    (2013-Sept-26)

For Review: ATAG Last Call Working Draft updated

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines ATAG 2.0 Working Draft is updated based on public comments and clarifications identified while developing tests for ATAG. The updates, which include 3 substantive changes, are available for review through 1 October 2013. The ATAG Working Group has prepared a test suite and preliminary data on ATAG 2.0 implementations, and is looking for people interested in coordinating with the Group to help test specific authoring tools for conformance to ATAG 2.0.    (2013-Sept-10)

WCAG2ICT Note: Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT

WAI is pleased to announce publication of the completed Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) as an informative W3C Working Group Note. WCAG2ICT provides guidance on the interpretation and application of WCAG 2.0 to non-web documents and software. It is the result of a collaborative effort to support harmonized accessibility solutions across a range of technologies. Learn more from the WCAG2ICT Overview.    (2013-Sept-05)

"Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria" in Updated WCAG 2.0 Supporting Notes

Updated supporting documents for WCAG 2.0 were published today: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For background, important information about techniques, and opportunities to contribute to future updates, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria e-mail.    (2013-Sept-05)

WAI position open: Web Accessibility Specialist, Europe

W3C WAI is looking for someone who excels in accessible web development and information design for a full-time position based in Europe. This is an opportunity to work directly with the W3C & WAI communities to develop interactive resources to help web developers, designers, project managers, and others use and implement WCAG 2.0. See Web Accessibility Specialist position e-mail.    (2013-Aug-21)

Easy Checks: A First Review of Web Accessibility is updated

Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility is updated with new sections on Forms and Plain Content View. Easy Checks helps you answer the question, "Does this web page address accessibility?". It provides simple steps for anyone who can use the Web; no accessibility knowledge or skill is required. The checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are designed to be quick and easy, rather than definitive. We welcome your suggestions and comments on this in-progress draft to the publicly-archived list wai-eo-editors@w3.org.    (2013-July-02)

Additional highlights are in the Highlights Archive.
WAI home page Highlights are edited by Shawn Henry, WAI's Education and Outreach Working Group, and other WAI Team and Working Groups.


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