Tue

25

SEP

2001

Accessibility Issues: Give Input To the W3C

Until December, you have an opportunity to comment on the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, as announced in W3’s September 13 press release, World Wide Web Consortium Issues User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 as a Candidate Recommendation.

Here’s an excerpt that about this new recommendation:

UAAG 1.0 completes three-pronged Web accessibility solution
UAAG 1.0 explains how keyboard navigation, control over multimedia rendering, configuration options, documentation, communication with specialized software such as speech synthesizers or screen magnifiers, and other user interface features benefit people with visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. For instance, required keyboard support will benefit people who cannot use a mouse, such as those with blindness or a physical disability.

The software features described in UAAG 1.0 complete the accessibility solution already described in part in two other guidelines published by W3C’s WAI:

  • The W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 Recommendation explains to authors how to create accessible Web content.
  • The W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 1.0 Recommendation explains to software developers how to design authoring tools that are accessible to authors with disabilities, and that produce accessible Web content.

You can submit your comments to their discussion list and also view the public archives for the list.

Here’s an article about it at ZDNET UK, too:

New W3C guidelines aim to make the Web more accessible
09/21/01 by David Neal, IT Week, ZDNet UK

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