WAI-ARIA 1.0 Primer

An introduction to rich Internet application accessibility challenges and solutions

W3C Working Draft 14 July 2016

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Lisa Pappas, SAS and STC
Richard Schwerdtfeger, IBM
Michael Cooper, W3C


The WAI-WAI-ARIA Primer introduced developers to the use of WAI-ARIA for addressing the accessibility of dynamic Web content for people with disabilities. It is a retired part of the WAI-ARIA suite described in the WAI-ARIA Overview.

Status of This Document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

Work on this document has been discontinued and it should not be referenced or used as a basis for implementation. Important content has been moved to the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices.

This is a Working Draft by the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative. This version has been published in order to "retire" the document. It was originally developed by the Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) to provide introductory information in support of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) technology. The PFWG did not finalize the document, and absorbed important content into the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices. To avoid conflicts with updated advice, this document is published with empty content in order to direct readers to newer resources.

To comment on this or other WAI-ARIA documents, send email to public-aria@w3.org (comment archive) or file an issue in the W3C ARIA GitHub repository.

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

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This document is governed by the 1 September 2015 W3C Process Document.

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