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Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Sep 24, 2015 3:48PM

Reposted from the WAI-IG email list earlier today.


Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI is pleased to announce the publication of Authoring Tool
Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 as a W3C Recommendation at:

ATAG 2.0 has a companion document, Implementing ATAG 2.0, published as a
W3C Working Group Note:

ATAG 2.0 helps improve web accessibility by providing guidelines for
designing web content authoring tools that are both more accessible to
authors with disabilities (Part A) and designed to enable, support, and
promote the production of more accessible web content by all authors
(Part B). ATAG 2.0 helps authors meet WCAG 2.0. Selecting authoring
tools that conform to ATAG 2.0 can facilitate the process of creating
accessible Web content, and can also remove barriers to content creation
by people with disabilities. ATAG 2.0 is complete, ready for use and is
already being implemented by native and web-based authoring tools
including: social media tools, content management systems, learning
management systems, WYSIWYG editors, and HTML editors. Please see
additional information in:

* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
* ATAG Overview <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php>;,
* ATAG at a Glance <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag-glance.php>;,
* blog article on ATAG 2.0 Recommendation

ATAG 2.0 was developed by the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines
Working Group (ATAG WG).

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The
"dated" version of this draft is:
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/2015/REC-ATAG20-20150924/>; 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.


Jutta Treviranus ATAG WG Chair
Jeanne Spellman ATAG WG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director