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31 March 2020

Posted by Dr Scott Hollier, Director and Co-founder of the Centre For Accessibility

I’m excited to report that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) working group that I’m involved in, has recently published its first public working draft of the Real-Time Communication Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR).

The RAUR draft was developed by the W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architecture working group’s Research Questions Task Force (RQTF). The purpose of the draft is to outline user needs, requirements, and scenarios for real-time communication (RTC) to be accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible telecommunication technology is increasingly important for people who are working remotely and relying on RTC for daily needs. The document is designed to inform the development of specifications and underlying architecture at W3C and beyond. Some of the
requirements apply at the system or platform level, and some are authoring
requirements.

Feedback on the RAUR is welcome. To comment, please open a new issue in the APA GitHub repository, and add the “RAUR” label:

https://github.com/w3c/apa/issues/new
or e-mail public-apa@w3.org.

The Centre for Accessibility is a joint project by Media on Mars, DADAA and Dr Scott Hollier and is funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services.

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