The ARIA and Assistive Technologies Community Group has been proposed by Matthew King:
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.
You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and people can join to begin work. In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account.
Once launched, the group will no longer be listed as “proposed”; it will be in the list of current groups.
If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on email@example.com
W3C Community Development Team