Monday, September 8, 2008

Google Chromer to join ARIA browser group

Jonas Klink from Google will join the WAI-ARIA browser harmonization effort! This small and lean group, spearheaded by Aaron Leventhal currently meets weekly to discuss the details of how user agents should expose WAI-ARIA semantics and events to the desktop platform accessibility layer. We have representation from Firefox, Safari/WebKit, Chrome/WebKit, IE, and Opera; as well as some representation from JavaScript toolkit ARIA development (me).

The current work is focused on contributions to the ARIA User Agent Implementors Guide created by Aaron. This document captures practical implementation details based on the experiences of the Firefox accessibility developers in pioneering browser ARIA support.

Thanks for reading.

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