The ARIA Working Group uses the following tools and procedures to perform its work.
The ARIA WG and its task forces participate in the following teleconferences. Unless otherwise mentioned, times are given in Boston time because the UTC time floats with U.S. Daylight Savings Time changes. Follow the link to convert to local time. Meetings take place on WebEx, using the link given or by dial-in to +1-617-324-0000. If using the web interface to WebEx, the meeting password must be obtained in advance from the chair or staff contact. IRC is used for text chat and minute taking. It is not expected that participants will join all meetings; instead please strive to be a regular participant in the meeting(s) of greatest relevance to your work in the group.
- ARIA Authoring Practices Task Force: Mondays at 1:00 pm for 1.5 hours, APG telecon info, IRC channel #aria-apg.
- Accessibility API Mappings Task Force: Tuesdays at 3:00 pm for 1 hour, AAPI telecon info, IRC channel #aapi.
- ARIA Editors: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm for 1 hour, Editors telecon info, IRC channel #aria-editors.
- Digital Publishing ARIA Task Force: Thursdays at 9:00 am for 1 hour, DPub ARIA telecon info, IRC channel #dpub-aria.
- ARIA Working Group: Thursdays at 12:30 pm for 1.5 hours, ARIA WG telecon info, IRC channel #aria.
Minutes of past teleconferences are available.
Face to Face Meetings
Previous meetings of the ARIA WG are available.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Working Group discussion list; public archive; public can post; inquire to subscribe (public-aria archives).
- email@example.com - Working Group decision list; public archive; must be WG member to post or subscribe (public-aria-admin archives).
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Public discussion list for people working on ARIA testing; anyone may post or subscribe (public-aria-test archives).
- email@example.com - For WG to receive public comments on publications; public archive; anyone may post; only editors subscribe (public-aria-comments archives).
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Public discussion list on technical topics in web accessibility and where specification review announcements and submissions are copied; public archive; anyone may post or subscribe (wai-xtech archives).
- email@example.com - Announcements only Working Group activities; public archive; anyone may post or subscribe (w3c-wai-ig archives).
Publications under development are maintained in the ARIA GitHub repository. This distributed source control system allows multiple people to edit simultaneously, public view of changes as they are committed, and "pull requests" to enable people without direct commit access to suggest contributions. Publication editors are designated by the WG chair and have direct commit access. Editors commit to execute the group consensus, request review of non-editorial changes, process conflicting input (from issues, pull requests, and discussions) in a neutral manner, and maintain document quality.
W3C Working Groups use IRC for synchronous text chat and, with the aid of some IRC bots, to record minutes of teleconferences. The ARIA WG uses the following IRC channels. They are available at any time but are only routinely logged during teleconferences.
The ARIA WG uses the following web-based resources as well:
- Wiki, to develop or record content not immediately intended for formal publication. This is writeable by WG members and publicly readable.
- Web-Based Surveys (WBS), to measure aggregate group opinion. These can be completed by WG members with publicly readable results.
- Issue Tracker, to track issues and action items. This is maintainable by WG members and publicly readable.
- Bugzilla, to track issues specific to publications. This shared tool allows some collaboration with other W3C groups, but in general is not actively used by the WG. Users with a W3C Bugzilla account can file or comment on issues, and bugs are publicly readable.
- GitHub Issues, to track issues for publications maintained in the GitHub repository. Users with a GitHub account can file or comment on ussues, and issues are publicly readable.