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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.


For Review: User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0

Updated Working Drafts of UAAG 2.0 and the UAAG 2.0 Reference: Explanations, Examples, and Resources for User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 are now available for review. UAAG defines how browsers and other "user agents" should support accessibility for people with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. It is introduced in the UAAG Overview. Please send any comments by 17 October 2014. (2014-Sept-25)

Call for Papers: Accessible Way-Finding Using Web Technologies Symposium

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) will hold an online symposium on 3 December 2014 to explore technologies, applications, concepts, and solutions that help people with disabilities orient themselves, explore, and navigate through the physical world. See the Accessible Way-Finding Using Web Technologies Symposium page. The Call for Papers is open until 20 October 2014. (2014-Sept-07)

Updated September 2014: Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques

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 information on these updates, please see the Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques Updated September 2014 e-mail. (2014-Sept-16)

Web Accessibility Tutorials on Images and Tables

Web Accessibility Tutorials on Images and Tables are now available. Additional tutorials will be announced soon. These tutorials show you how to create web content that is accessible to people with disabilities and that improves the user experience for all users. They include general guidance, and specific examples for HTML5 and WAI-ARIA. (2014-Sept-11)

For Review: Media Accessibility User Requirements Working Draft

An updated Working Draft of Media Accessibility User Requirements is available for review. This planned W3C Working Group Note describes the accessibility requirements of people with disabilities with respect to audio and video on the Web, particularly in the context of HTML5. Please send comments by 19 September 2014. (2014-Aug-14)

WCAG-EM Provides Methodology for Evaluating Web Accessibility

WAI is pleased to announce publication of the completed Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 as an informative W3C Working Group Note. WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including Web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to WCAG 2.0. WCAG-EM provides guidance for individuals and organizations that evaluate web accessibility, and is also useful for those that have others evaluate their website. Learn more from the WCAG-EM Overview. (2014-July-10)

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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