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For Review: WAI-ARIA 1.3 First Public Working Draft

(2024-01-23)

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.3 Working Draft is available for review. WAI-ARIA provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements. These semantics allow authors to convey user interface behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies. Changes from ARIA 1.2 include: new roles (suggestion, comment, mark), new attributes (aria-description, aria-braillelabel, aria-brailleroledescription) and updates to aria-details to allow multiple IDREFS. Additional changes are in the changelog. Please submit any comments by 21 February 2024. For an introduction to WAI-ARIA and related resources, see the WAI-ARIA Overview.

WCAG 2.2 in Italian: Authorized Translation Published

(2023-12-05)

Linee guida per l'accessibilità dei contenuti Web (WCAG) 2.2, the Italian Authorized Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2, is now available, following completion of the W3C Authorized Translations process. Other translations of WAI resources are listed in All WAI Translations. WAI encourages translations in all languages. If you might be interesting in translating resources, please see Translating WAI Resources. Thank you to all who contribute to translations.

Invitation: Evaluating Accessibility Symposium, Online, 16 November 2023

(2023-10-31)

You are invited to the symposium Evaluating Accessibility: Meeting Key Challenges, online 16 November 2023. Participation is free and registration is required by 13 November 2023. We encourage participation from researchers, academics, industry, government, and people with disabilities. Join us to explore practices and challenges monitoring and evaluating digital accessibility. The symposium will focus on: digital accessibility training, mobile accessibility, and artificial intelligence (AI). The link to register, the agenda, and more is in the symposium page.

Invitation: WAI-CooP Meeting, Online, 14 November 2023

(2023-10-30)

You are invited to the WAI-CooP Open Meeting, online 14 November 2023. Participation is free and registration is required by 13 November 2023. We encourage participation from people interested in: digital accessibility implementation in Europe and internationally; guidance on available web accessibility training, tools, and resources; and exchanges on the European Union (EU) Web Accessibility Directive (WAD). The link to register, the agenda, and more is in the meeting page.

Job Opening: Accessibility Specialist

(2023-09-08)

W3C is seeking an Accessibility Specialist to work on digital accessibility standards and supporting materials. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the vision of an accessible digital future. Please see details in Accessibility Specialist job posting.

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