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Shaping the WCAG 2.0 extensions

A few months ago, we announced an an updated charter for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group that allows the group to develop extensions to WCAG 2.0. Extensions will be separate guideline documents, to increase the amount of coverage on particular accessibility needs. The group set to work right away to establish the […]
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WAI-ARIA Graphics Module Published

By Amelia Bellamy-Royds A First Public Working Draft of the WAI-ARIA Graphics Module was published today. This new vocabulary for describing graphical documents allows improved representation to and interaction with people with disabilities, and will be of interest to those working in any graphics format on the web or in XML documents. It is being […]
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Media Accessibility User Requirements is a W3C Note

By Janina Sajka Today the Protocols and Formats Working Group published Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR) as a W3C Note. This document describes the needs of users with disabilities to be able to consume media (video and audio) content. In development since late 2009, the MAUR has already been used to ensure that the HTML […]
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WAI-ARIA Expands Web Accessibility

On behalf of the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Protocols and Formats Working Group I am excited to announce that Accessible Rich Internet Applications 1.0 (WAI-ARIA) and its companion specification, WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide, have become W3C Recommendations. As described in the WAI-ARIA Overview, this technology makes advanced Web applications accessible and usable to people with disabilities. Work on ARIA […]
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IndieUI: Events expands user interface interactions for mobile and more

The IndieUI Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of IndieUI: Events 1.0. IndieUI: Events focuses on common types of user interface interactions that are controlled in different ways across platforms, such as scrolling the view, canceling an action, changing the value of a user input widget, selecting a range, placing focus on an object, etc. These user intentions can be inferred from hardware- and platform-specific user interactions through the keyboard, mouse, speech, or touch input.
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Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) moves to Candidate Recommendation (CR)

Today the Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) published WAI-ARIA 1.0 as a Candidate Recommendation. This is a major milestone in development of this technology, indicating that it is considered feature complete after years of development and multiple public consultations. As ARIA enters the Candidate Recommendation phase, the focus shifts from specification development to implementation testing.
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