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Accessible Rich Internet Applications

Here find support resources for WAI-ARIA. Currently available:

Related materials available elsewhere are referenced below.


Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
This specification provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that set out an abstract model for accessible interfaces and can be used to improve the accessibility and interoperability of Web Content and Applications.
WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide
Describes how user agents should map WAI-ARIA features to platform accessibility APIs.

Informational materials

WAI-ARIA Overview
Introduction to the WAI-ARIA suite.
Explains the accessibility problems posed by hybrid technologies such as DHTML and AJAX and introduces the technologies to map controls, AJAX live regions, and events to accessibility APIs. Also describes new navigation techniques to mark common Web elements such as menus, primary content, secondary content, banner information and other types of Web structures.
WAI-ARIA Best Practices
Provides recommended approaches to create accessible Web content using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible. Also describes considerations that might not be evident to most implementors from the WAI-ARIA specification alone.
Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap)
This roadmap that describes the problem, what W3C specifications will be used to correct the problem, and the timeline for the new specifications.