Monday, February 19th, 2007
Joe Hanink let us know that Section 508 is under revision via the W3C Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA).
As a developer of Rich webapps, Section 508 compliance is a concern since its most recent update occurred in 2001. I am awaiting feedback from access-board.gov on whether there will be any provisioning for transitional compliance for webapps built after the announcement but before the new rules take effect.
The w3c WAI-ARIA draft indicates what mechanisms will be standardized to allow webapps to communicate semantic details to API driven screen readers, but there Iâ€™ve been unable to find any public information about the specifics of the new 508 rules.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am