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Independent User Interface (Indie UI) Working Group

Page Contents

See the IndieUI Overview for a short introduction.


26 June 2014: First Public Working Draft of IndieUI: User Context published. Comments requested by 1 August 2014; send email to public-indie-ui-comments@w3.org (comment archive).

29 May 2014: Updated Working Draft of IndieUI: Events published. Comments requested by 27 June 2014; send email to public-indie-ui-comments@w3.org (comment archive).

22 April 2014: First Public Working Draft of Requirements for IndieUI: Events 1.0 and IndieUI: User Context 1.0 published. Comments requested by 23 May 2014; send email to public-indie-ui-comments@w3.org (comment archive).

The Indie UI Working Group is now active. Work progresses primarily in the IndieUI Task Force and on the public-indie-ui mailing list and wiki. Members of the IndieUI Working Group occasionally work outside the task force, using the public-indie-ui-members mailing list. See participation for information on how to join.



The Independent User Interface Task Force meets alternate Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Boston time. During Standard Time, this is 21:00 UTC, 23:00 Central Europe, 21:00 UK and Ireland, 2:00 pm Pacific. Logistics:

Telephone number
Zakim bridge, +1.617.761.6200 or sip:voip.w3.org
46343# ("indie")
irc.w3.org:6665, channel #indie-ui

When Daylight Savings Time transitions to standard time, the meeting time remains the same in the Boston time zone, but the UTC time changes. Countries that transition at a different time than North America may have a temporary change in the local time zone.

Separately from the Task Force, the IndieUI Working Group meets occasionally on an as needed basis. The membership of the Working Group is a subset of the membership of the Task Force.

Face to Face meetings

The Independent User Interface Task Force conducted a face-to-face meeting at the Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) meeting in Lyon, France, the week of 29 October 2012.

Current Work

The Indie UI Working Group conducts its work in a joint task force with the Web Events Working Group—the Independent User Interface Task Force. This allows members of both Working Groups to participate in the work. Members of the Indie UI WG are automatically added to the task force. Members of the Web Events may request to join the task force. Note it is necessary to join either the Indie UI WG or the Web Events WG in order to join this task force.

The Indie UI WG is working on the following specifications:


The Indie UI WG periodically publishes formal drafts of its specifications to the W3C Technical Reports page. These documents progress through a series of stages (see How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process) and the group seeks and responds to comments on these stable versions.

Indie UI publications are also available as editors' drafts, which may be more current but are less stable than Technical Reports. Please note that Editors' Drafts:

The following formal publications are available from the Indie UI WG:

About the Indie UI WG



The charter of the working group outlines the goals, work methods, and requirements for participation. This activity is conducted by the W3C as part of its Web Accessibility Initiative.


The participation page provides details about how to join the group and get involved in other ways.

Mailing Lists


The Indie UI WG uses the following tools to facilitate its work:

Patent Disclosures

W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.

Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> - Chair
Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> - Staff Contact