Call for Review: HTML Accessibility API Mappings updated

Previous Topic Next Topic
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view

Call for Review: HTML Accessibility API Mappings updated

Michael Cooper-2

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group (ARIA WG) invites you to comment on an updated Working Draft of HTML Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (HTML-AAM, jointly published with the Web Platform Working Group)

*About HTML-AAM*:

HTML Accessibility API Mappings is intended for HTML user agent developers responsible for accessibility in their user agent. It defines how user agents map HTML markup to platform accessibility application programming interfaces (APIs). Documenting these mappings promotes interoperable exposure of roles, states, properties, and events implemented by accessibility APIs and helps to ensure that this information appears in a manner consistent with author intent. It does this by extending the Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 (CORE-AAM) and the Accessible Name and Description: Computation and API Mappings 1.1 to provide HTML-specific guidance for how the HTML user agent must respond to keyboard focus, native HTML features, and role, state and property attributes provided via WAI-ARIA.

*Transition of Working Groups*:

This document is published by the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group <> and the Web Platform Working Group <>. It was previously published by the Protocols and Formats Working Group <> and the HTML Working Group <>. It moved to new Working Groups because of changes in the set of Working Groups chartered at W3C. The ARIA Working Group home page is now where information about the development of WAI-ARIA is maintained.


HTML Accessibility API Mappings is a Working Draft and subject to change. Eventually it is expected to advance to Recommendation. The stages of specification development are explained in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at: <>. The in-progress updates to HTML-AAM 1.0 are available in an Editors' Draft at <>.

*For review*:

Updates to HTML-AAM provide mappings for new and updated WAI-ARIA 1.1 features and expand of previous mappings, including for native host language features. They also remove MSAA+UIA Express mappings.


Please submit comments the the publicly-archived e-mail:
   [hidden email]
or file an issue in GitHub:
by *15 January 2016*

The first URIs above go to the latest versions of the document. The "dated" versions of this draft is: <> . The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Rich Schwerdtfeger, ARIA WG Chair
Léonie Watson, Web Platform WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, ARIA W3C Staff Contact