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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.


IndieUI Requirements First Draft

The First Public Working Draft of Requirements for IndieUI: Events 1.0 and IndieUI: User Context 1.0 is available for review. The document introduces use cases related to the IndieUI specifications and the technical requirements for meeting the use cases. IndieUI is introduced in the IndieUI Overview. One focus of IndieUI is enabling better user interaction in the mobile environment. This Requirements document provides an opportunity for early review of user needs to be addressed by the IndieUI specifications. Please send comments by 23 May 2014.    (2014-Apr-22)

WAI-ARIA 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 and the WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide were published today as W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA is a technical specification for making dynamic, interactive Web content accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA and supporting documents are described in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Please see more information in the WAI-ARIA Expands Web Accessibility blog post and W3C's Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 Expands Accessibility of the Open Web Platform press release.    (2014-March-20)

Web Accessibility Tutorials: Ready for Your Input

Draft Web Accessibility Tutorials are now ready for your input. See more info in the Web Accessibility Tutorials in Progress e-mail.    (2014-March-17)

Updated March 2014: WCAG Techniques & Understanding WCAG

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 and links to blog posts, please see the WCAG Techniques & Understanding WCAG Updated March 2014 e-mail. (2014-March-11)

Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility is updated for the holidays

Have you ever wondered: "Is this web page accessible?" Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility provides simple steps to start assessing web accessibility. It is designed for anyone who can use the Web; no accessibility knowledge or skill is required. The checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are intended to be quick and easy, rather than definitive. We welcome your suggestions and comments to the publicly-archived list wai-eo-editors@w3.org.    (2013-Dec-20)

Cognitive Accessibility Task Force: Seeking Participation

A new Cognitive Accessibility Task Force will develop more specific guidance on meeting the web accessibility needs of people with cognitive and learning disabilities. To learn more, see the Cognitive Accessibility Task Force home page.    (2013-Nov-06)

Mobile Accessibility Task Force: Seeking Participation

A new Mobile Accessibility Task Force will develop more specific guidance on mobile accessibility related to WCAG and UAAG. It will build on WAI's current accessibility standards that address mobile accessibility and supplement related work in other areas, such as IndieUI and HTML5. To learn about participating in the Mobile Accessibility Task Force, see the Mobile Accessibility Task Force - Seeking Participation e-mail.    (2013-Oct-01)

WCAG2ICT Note: Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT

WAI is pleased to announce publication of the completed Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) as an informative W3C Working Group Note. WCAG2ICT provides guidance on the interpretation and application of WCAG 2.0 to non-web documents and software. It is the result of a collaborative effort to support harmonized accessibility solutions across a range of technologies. Learn more from the WCAG2ICT Overview.    (2013-Sept-05)

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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