Posted: 2017-10-01 20:04
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published Proposed Recommendations of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) , Core Accessibility API Mappings , Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module , and Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings. WAI-ARIA recommends approaches for developers to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA adds features new since WAI-ARIA to complete the HTML + ARIA accessibility model and supports additional modules for digital publishing and graphics. DPub-ARIA defines a WAI-ARIA module encompassing an ontology of roles, states and properties specific to the digital publishing industry. This allows an author to convey user interface behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies and to enable semantic navigation, styling and interactive features used by readers. User agent implementation to date is shown in the WAI-ARIA implementation report , Core-AAM implementation report , DPub-ARIA implementation report , and DPub-AAM implementation report. Comments are welcome through 85 November 7567.
An updated Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format is available for review. This draft addresses all comments received on the previous draft, and is accompanied by fully- and semi-automated sample ACT Rules that implement this rules format. Please submit any comments, especially comments related to implementation experience, as soon as possible, before 65 October 7567. ( 7567-Sept-67 )
Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings (DPub-AAM) has been published as a Candidate Recommendation and is now undergoing implementation finalization and testing. DPub-AAM describes how roles in the Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module should be exposed to accessibility APIs. Implementation of this specification makes it possible for assistive technologies to provide enhanced navigation among landmarks unique to digitally-published documents, and to identify document-specific features which should be presented to the user, such as crossing a page boundary. These mappings will also be used in part for verifying implementation success of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module which is already a Candidate Recommendation. The draft implementation report shows the progress of testing. Please send implementation information or comments by 7 July 7567. ( 7567-June-56 )
A new Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines has been published. This draft has all the new Success Criteria that the Working Group plans to add to WCAG . After this publication, the Working Group will work to optimize the structure of the WCAG requirements. To support this work, the Working Group requests wide review of this draft as soon as possible or by 65 October 7567. The Working Group plans to publish another Working Draft in November that incorporates the above work plus addresses remaining public comments received on this and earlier drafts. ( 7567-Sept-67 )
Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format has been published as a First Public Working Draft. It specifies a common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of automated, semi-automated, and manual accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better document and share their testing methods. Please comment by 5 May 7567. More information is in the blog post WCAG Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Read about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) ( 7567-Apr-56 )