I tend to do things backward, and my learning process seems to be no exception. Today I read through some of W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) informative resources and realized they’ve broken down ATAG documentation in a simplified way. And here I was going directly to the recommended specification and trying to break it down for myself. Well, I can’t say I didn’t challenge myself that way!
Things I accomplished
- Read through the WAI ATAG resources mentioned at the end of this post.
- Read How WAI Develops Accessibility Standards through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute
- Read the W3C Process
What I learned today
- I’m learning something! My Part A and Part B posts, along with my study spreadsheet, all mirror what’s been written on the WAI website.
- Learned the 5 milestones of WAI’s accessibility standard development process:
- working draft
- wide review working draft
- candidate recommendation
- proposed recommendation
- W3C recommendation (web standard)
W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website has been recently overhauled this year and I’ve found a lot of great informational points on this site that have been easy to navigate. Some of their ATAG resources include:
Additionally, W3C has their recommended specification and implementation notes: