The ARIA and Assistive Technologies Community Group has been launched:
How WAI-ARIA is supported by assistive technologies, such as screen readers, is highly variable. This variation in WAI-ARIA rendering adds unnecessary complexity to the development of high-quality web experiences for users of assistive technologies and places significant limitations on the types of web widgets that can be made widely accessible.
This community group is dedicated to:
1. helping assistive technology developers converge on a set of clear norms for baseline support of WAI-ARIA.
2. Helping web developers understand the current state of support for WAI-ARIA by assistive technologies.
WAI-ARIA is as important to assistive technology presentation as CSS is to visual presentation. Join us to help make WAI-ARIA as reliable as CSS.
This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2018-11-30 by Matthew King. The following people supported its creation: Matthew King, Laura Fathauer, Shadi Abou-Zahra, David Sexton, Mark McCarthy, Aaron Leventhal. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.
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W3C Community Development Team