Call for Review: WAI-ARIA Suite updated Working Drafts

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Director Judy Brewer recently issued another Call for Review of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Roles document as well as the States and Properties document.

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to comment on updated Public Working Drafts of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite published on 1 June 2007. This release provides better
alignment to accessibility Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and provides more explanatory material.

WAI-ARIA Roles provides a dictionary of kinds of page features that are important to user interaction, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties enables XML languages to express critical information about how these page features relate to one another. These are introduced in the WAI-ARIA Suite Overview:

http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria

The updated WAI-ARIA documents are available from the following locations. The Status section of each document includes a link to the changes made in this release:

Roles for Accesible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles)

http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-aria-role-20070601/

States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA States and Properties)

http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-aria-state-20070601/

Not updated is the Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap). The WAI-ARIA roadmap provides background information about the goals and approach of the WAI-ARIA suite:

http://www.w3.org/TR/aria-roadmap/

The document How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process describes the process that drives W3C Working Drafts:

http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

Comments on these documents may be sent to public-pfwg-comments@w3.org. Review questions may be found in each document. In general, the Working Group would like to know if they describe the features needed to access Web applications. Please send review comments by Friday, 6 July 2007.

Additional information about the Protocols and Formats Working Group is available at:

http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/

Note: Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Thank you in advance for your comments.

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