New version of WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices; Updates to WAI-ARIA 1.1 and Core Accessibility API Mappings

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The Protocols and Formats Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 and updated Working Drafts of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 and Core Accessibility API Mappings (Core-AAM) 1.1.

WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices recommends approaches to help web application developers make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. This new version has been substantially reworked in order to provide guidance specific to WAI-ARIA 1.1. WAI-ARIA provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements. It is designed to improve the accessibility and interoperability of web content, particularly web applications. Core-AAM describes how user agents should expose semantics of content languages to accessibility APIs across multiple content technologies (including much of WAI-ARIA) and serves as the basis for other specifications to extend the mappings to specific technologies. Learn more from the call for review e-mail and read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

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