02 aprile 2008

WAI-ARIA for Accessible Rich Web Applications

di Giorgio Natili

[WAI-ARIA for Accessible Rich Web Applications]
Posted by: Giorgio Natili

The Protocols and Formats Working Group published First Public Working Drafts of:

  • "Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Version 1.0" combines the two previously-published ARIA draft specifications: WAI-ARIA Roles, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties.
  • "WAI-ARIA Primer" provides background on accessibility issues related to JavaScript, and introduces the technical approach used in WAI-ARIA.
  • "WAI-ARIA Best Practices" describes how Web content developers can develop accessible rich Web applications using WAI-ARIA.

WAI-ARIA defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more  accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with  dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. An updated " WAI-ARIA Roadmap" was also published.

Additionally, the Education and Outreach Working Group published a new WAI-ARIA FAQ and updated WAI-ARIA Overview. Read the Call for Review: New WAI-ARIA Documents announcement and about the Web Accessibility Initiative.