Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force (DPub ARIA TF)
of the ARIA WG and DPub WG
The Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force is a joint task force of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group (ARIA WG) and the Digital Publishing Interest Group (DPub IG). Its work is guided by the work statement. To join, please see the participation section below.
No announcements at the moment.
The DPub ARIA TF meets by teleconference Thursdays at 9:00 am US Eastern Time via teleconference bridge. To find what time this is in your region, you can check the world clock time zone converter. The meeting takes place on WebEx. If you need to dial into the phone service, dial +1-617-324-0000 and enter passcode 649 368 070 (autodial: +1-617-324-0000,,,649368070#). The IRC channel is irc.w3.org channel #dpub-aria.
The DPub ARIA TF may also meet face-to-face.
Previous meetings will be listed on the WAI Events page.
Upcoming face-to-face meetings will be listed here.
Preliminary planned Task Force work includes:
- Enable Assistive Technologies for e-books;
- Enable User Agent Behavior;
- Address public feedback;
- Coordinate with other Working Groups.
- Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Roles 1.0 defines a WAI-ARIA module encompassing an ontology of roles, states and properties specific to the digital publishing industry. These semantics are designed to allow an author to convey user interface behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies and to enable semantic navigation, styling and interactive features used by readers. It is expected this will complement HTML5.
- Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 defines how user agents map the Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module markup to platform accessibility APIs.
The Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force communications are publicly visible. Communication mechanisms for the Task Force will include:
- Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force mailing list , firstname.lastname@example.org (mailing list archive);
- Issue Tracker to manage issues and actions;
- IRC discussion on the #dpub-aria IRC channel, used largely for minute-taking;
- Weekly teleconferences, minutes from the teleconferences are also sent to DPub WG and ARIA WG mailing lists;
- Regular updates and feedback to the ARIA WG and DPub WG, and potentially the WAI Coordination Group (WAI CG) as needed;
- Regular submission of deliverables to the DPub WG and ARIA WG for approval;
- Summary of current status and progress on the Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force home page.
About the Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force
The Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force (DPub ARIA TF) is a joint Task Force of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group (ARIA WG) and the Digital Publishing Interest Group (DPub WG). It assists these Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the cognitive space.
Facilitator and Contacts
- Task Force facilitator: Tzviya Siegman
- ARIA Staff Contact: Michael Cooper
- DPub IG Staff Contact: Ivan Herman
Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force Work Statement defines the initial objective, scope, approach, and participation of the Task Force.
- mailing list archives are publicly available for the DPub ARIA TF main mailing list
- Participants are automatically added to the mailing list when they become a participant of the Task Force
Any member of the ARIA WG may participate in the Digital Publishing TF. Members of the Digital Publishing Interest Group who wish to participate actively must join the ARIA WG, because of the patent policy commitments required for publications.
Participants are expected to actively contribute to the work of the Task Force, including:
- Minimum 4 hours per week of DPub ARIA TF work (this time also counts towards the individual's participation requirement in the sponsoring WG through which they have joined);
- Remain current on the Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force mailing list and respond in a timely manner to postings;
- Participate in Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force telephone meetings, or send regrets to the Task Force mailing list.
If you are interested in participating in the DPub ARIA TF, please send e-mail to: Tzviya Siegman and include a little bit about what you’re interested in and how you think that you may be able to contribute to the Task Force.
Participants in the Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force lists current participants.