December 14th, 2017
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)Working Group has published Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1, Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1, Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0, and Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 as W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements and can be used to improve the accessibility and interoperability of web content and applications. These semantics are designed to allow an author to properly convey user interface behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies in document-level markup. DPub-ARIA extends WAI-ARIA with roles specific to helping users of assistive technologies navigate through long-form documents used in digital publishing. DPub-AAM describes how these roles map to features of platform accessibility APIs. WAI-ARIA 1.1 is supported by WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 which has been published as a Working Group Note. More information about these publications is available in the WAI-ARIA 1.1 is Recommendation email and the WAI-ARIA 1.1 Authoring Practices Note blog post. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).