IndieUI: Events and IndieUI: User Context Updated Working Drafts Published

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The IndieUI Working Group has published a Working Draft of IndieUI: Events 1.0 – Events for User Interface Independence and IndieUI: User Context 1.0 – Contextual Information for User Interface Independence. These drafts include a reduction in scope for the 1.0 version of Events, and minor property and interface changes in User Context. IndieUI: Events defines a way for different user interactions to be translated into simple events and communicated to Web applications. IndieUI: User Context defines a set of preferences that users can choose to expose to web applications, and an API for user agents to access the preferences and listen for changes. Both IndieUI specifications will make it easier for Web applications to work in a wide range of contexts — different devices (such as mobile phones and tablets), different assistive technologies (AT), different user needs. With these technologies, Web application developers will have a uniform way to design applications that work for multiple devices and contexts. The IndieUI Working Group is currently exploring moving this work to other Working Groups; however, comments on these drafts are still welcomed, preferably by 29 May 2015. Learn more from the IndieUI Overview; and read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

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