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26 June 2014: IndieUI: User Context First Public Working Draft published. Comments should be made by 27 June 2014.

29 May 2014: IndieUI: Events Working Draft published. Comments should be made by 1 August 2014.

22 April 2014: Requirements for IndieUI: Events 1.0 and IndieUI: User Context 1.0 published. Comments should be made by 23 May 2014.

Comments are accepted at any time even if the formal comment period has expired. Comments received on a draft that is about to be republished may be treated as comments on the subsequent draft.


The IndieUI Working Group meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eastern Time (UTC 22:00 to 23:00 during Standard Time; UTC 21:00 to 22:00 during Daylight Time) via teleconference bridge: +1 617.761.6200 passcode 46343 ("INDIE"). To find what time this is in your region, please consult the world clock time zone converter. Please read "User Instructions for the W3C Zakim Teleconference Bridge".

We use IRC during meetings and for discussion during the week. This channel is only for members of the Working Group. IRC server: irc.w3.org:6665, channel #indie-ui. More info about irc is available from IRC help.

The IndieUI Working Group met face to face on 26 and 27 October 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

Current Work

The Indie UI Working Group conducts its work in a joint task force with the Web Events Working Group—the Independent User Interface Task Force. This allows members of both Working Groups to participate in the work. Members of the Indie UI WG are automatically added to the task force. Members of the Web Events may request to join the task force. Note it is necessary to join either the Indie UI WG or the Web Events WG in order to join this task force.

The Indie UI WG is working on the following specifications:


The Indie UI WG periodically publishes formal drafts of its specifications to the W3C Technical Reports page. These documents progress through a series of stages (see How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process) and the group seeks and responds to comments on these stable versions.

Indie UI publications are also available as editors' drafts, which may be more current but are less stable than Technical Reports. Please note that Editors' Drafts:

The following formal publications are available from the Indie UI WG:

Editors' sources for the above specifications are maintained in the W3C IndieUI GitHub repository. GitHub users can watch this repository and send pull requests.

About the Indie UI WG



The charter of the working group outlines the goals, work methods, and requirements for participation. This activity is conducted by the W3C as part of its Web Accessibility Initiative.


The participation page provides details about how to join the group.

To follow the work of the WG without joining, the following resources are available:

Mailing Lists


The Indie UI WG uses the following tools to facilitate its work:

Patent Disclosures

W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.

Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> - Chair
Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> - Staff Contact