Category Archives: WAI-ARIA

W3C Developer meetup in San Francisco, November 6

We are just a week away from W3C annual Technical Plenary week in the outskirts of San Francisco, where this year again, we are organizing a developer meetup! The event is free, open to anyone who registers for it. We are biased, but we think we have a pretty exciting program lined up: We will […]

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 […]

This week: WAI-ARIA now a standard, W3C Japan hiring, Webizen task force, etc.

This is the 14-21 March 2014 edition of a “weekly digest of W3C news and trends” that I prepare for the W3C Membership and public-w3c-digest mailing list (publicly archived). This digest aggregates information about W3C and W3C technology from online media —a snapshot of how W3C and its work is perceived in online media. W3C […]

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 […]

Techniques for WCAG and Understanding WCAG Documents updated, including additional WAI-ARIA techniques

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of updates to two W3C Working Group Notes – Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard is stable, normative, and is referenced in many policies around the world. Accompanying WCAG 2.0 are […]