All posts by Michael Cooper

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 […]

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.

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.