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Re: Call for Review: Last Call Working Draft of WCAG 2.0

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 15:36:55 -0400
Message-ID: <44590657.4040207@utoronto.ca>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

Thanks Tim,

Since we only have two meetings before the end of their comment period, 
we will have this on the agenda of the next meeting. By that time, 
people should taken a look at the documents listed here and be ready 
with any comments.

Remember, from the ATAG 2.0 perspective, it is important that WCAG 2.0 
can serve as both the benchmark of what is accessible content and what 
is an accessible on-line tool.

- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
   <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/>

- Understanding WCAG 2.0
   <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20060427/>

- Techniques for WCAG 2.0
   <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/>

Cheers,
Jan



Tim Boland wrote:
> 
> fyi,
> Best, Tim Boland NIST
> 
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>> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:
>>
>> A Last Call Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
>> (WCAG 2.0) as well as two supporting documents were published 27 April 
>> 2006.
>> W3C strongly encourages broad community review of this Last Call Working
>> Draft, and submission of comments on any issues which you feel could 
>> present
>> a significant barrier to future adoption and implementation of WCAG 2.0.
>> (Note that only the WCAG 2.0 is in Last Call and only the WCAG 2.0 will
>> become a Recommendation.  Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for 
>> WCAG 2.0
>> are being developed  to support WCAG 2.0, and will be released as Working
>> Group Notes when WCAG 2.0 becomes a Recommendation.)
>>
>> In particular, we encourage you to comment on the conformance model and
>> success criteria. Reviewers are encouraged to provide suggestions for 
>> how to
>> address issues as well as positive feedback, and commitments to implement
>> the guidelines. This message contains information on the documents 
>> and  how
>> to comment.
>>
>> Comments should be received on or before 31 May 2006.
>> Comments should be made in one of four formats:
>>    * online form,
>>    * downloadable excel form,
>>    * downloadable html form, or
>>    * downloadable text form.
>> Instructions and downloadable files for all are available at:
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/>
>>
>> WCAG 2.0 addresses accessibility of Web content for people with
>> disabilities. It will apply to a wider range of Web technologies than 
>> WCAG
>> 1.0, and is intended to be understandable to a wider audience.
>>
>> Note:
>> Until WCAG 2.0 becomes a W3C Recommendation, WCAG 1.0 will continue to be
>> the current and stable document to use. Most Web sites that conform to 
>> WCAG
>> 1.0 should not require significant changes in order to conform to WCAG 
>> 2.0,
>> and may not need any changes.
>>
>>
>> This 27 April 2006 release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 
>> 2.0
>> is a Last Call Working Draft by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
>> Working Group (part of the Web Accessibility Initiative). Publication 
>> as a
>> Last Call Working Draft indicates that the WCAG WG believes it has 
>> addressed
>> all substantive issues and that the document is stable (see below for 
>> more
>> information on subsequent stages). The first public Working Draft of WCAG
>> 2.0 was published 25 January 2001.  Since then, the WCAG WG has published
>> nine Working Drafts, addressed more than 1,000 issues, and developed a
>> variety of supporting resources for the guidelines.
>>
>> A good place to start a review of WCAG 2.0 is with the
>> "Overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Documents."
>> The Overview explains the relationships  between WCAG 2.0 and the 
>> supporting
>>
>> documents, and links to the  current version of  each document.
>> The Overview is available at:
>>        <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20>
>>
>> The documents published on 27 April 2006:
>>        - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
>>          <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/>
>>        - Understanding WCAG 2.0
>>          <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20060427/>
>>        - Techniques for WCAG 2.0
>>          <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/>
>>
>> The WCAG WG believes that after Last Call, WCAG 2.0 will be ready to 
>> move on
>> to the remaining stages of the W3C Recommendation Track Process:
>>  * Candidate Recommendation - when the WCAG WG will collect 
>> implementation
>> experience on use of WCAG 2.0 to design and evaluate Web content for
>> accessibility;
>>  * Proposed Recommendation - when W3C will seek endorsement of the
>> specification from W3C Member organizations;
>>  * Recommendation - when WCAG 2.0 will be published by   W3C as a 
>> technical
>> report appropriate for widespread deployment and the promotion of W3C's
>> mission.
>>
>> Note that the WCAG WG will start collecting implementation examples 
>> early in
>> the Last Call review period. Please visit the WAI home page for more
>> information. <http://www.w3.org/WAI/>
>>
>> Additional information about the WCAG WG is available at:
>>    <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/>
>> A list of changes to WCAG 2.0 since the previous draft is available at:
>>    <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/change-history.html>
>>
>> Note:
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>> where possible.
>>
>>
>> Thank you in advance for your comments,
>>
>> Wendy Chisholm - W3C Team Contact for WCAG WG
>> Gregg Vanderheiden - Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of Trace R&D 
>> Center,
>> University of Wisconsin-Madison
>> John Slatin - Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of the Accessibility
>> Institute at Univerity of Texas at Austin
>> Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
>>
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Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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