This new suite of documents being rolled out is significant because they will help developers gain access to the tools needed to support persons with disabilities on the Web," explained Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Distinguished Engineer and author of the WAI-ARIA Roadmap.
The WAI-ARIA Suite Provides Framework for Accessible Dynamic Web Content
In addition, the WAI-ARIA Roadmap presents a gap analysis identifying technologies that may still be needed to ensure accessible rich Internet applications.
We see a tremendous opportunity for Web developers in ARIA," explained Lisa Seeman of UB Access and editor of WAI-ARIA Roles and WAI-ARIA States.
The WAI-ARIA Roadmap has been developed within W3C by the Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG), which includes industry leaders, research, and disability organizations including Adobe Systems, America Online, Inc.