Standards

Web standards a critical for developers and designers to be able to efficiently and confidently create accessible online resources.  The heart of web standards is interoperability, write something once and it works every where.

ARIA Specification

The Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility (ARIA) specification provides authors with a means to describe the features and behaviors of custom widgets to assistive technologies in web pages.  More information about the ARIA working group activities.

Documents and related specifications:

People at Illinois participating in the ARIA Working Group:

  • Jon Gunderson, DRES
  • Mark McCarthy, AITS
  • JaEun Jemma Ku, ACES

ARIA Authoring Practices Task Force

More information about the ARIA Authoring Practices Task Force activities.

Documents:

People at Illinois participating in the ARIA Authoring Practices Task Force:

  • Jon Gunderson, DRES
  • Mark McCarthy, AITS
  • JaEun Jemma Ku, ACES

ARIA Assistive Technology (AT) Community Group

More information about the ARIA Assistive Technology Community Group activities.

Resources:

People at Illinois participating in the ARIA Assistive Technology Community Group:

  • Jon Gunderson, DRES
  • JaEun Jemma Ku, ACES

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

 

Illinois Membership in the W3C

The University of Illinois is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which develops open standards for web technologies.  Membership is currently supported by the Library, DRES, ACES, AITS and College of Business.  If you are interested in participating in any W3C working group, contact Jon Gunderson.