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Re: WAI guidelines

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 22:45:39 -0800
Message-Id: <a05010407b67879de26ed@[]>
To: "Kathy Conron" <kconron@worldnet.att.net> (by way of Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>), w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Kathy, the "current" version is the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) version 1.0.  That is the one which has gone through
the World Wide Web Consortium's consensus process and has been adopted
as a formal recommendation (in 1999).

WCAG version 2.0 is a work in progress and at this time is not meant as
a usable, functional document.  At present there is no scheduled date
for the release of version 2.0.  WCAG 1.0 is recommended for current

The level of compliance with WCAG 1.0 (as this may be your next
question), Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A, or some subset thereof,
that you should achieve is not set by the working group itself and
thus is left up to you, your organizational policies, or appropriate
regulatory body rules.

Hope this helps,

--Kynn Bartlett
   WCAG Working Group Member, not speaking in any official capacity

At 3:52 PM -0500 1/2/01, Kathy Conron wrote:
>Hello, after browsing your web site, I am unclear as to what WAI content
>accessibility guidelines to use for a new distance learning initiative.
>Should I use 1.0? Or the draft 2.0? When will a final 2.0 version be
>Appreciate a steer.
>Best regards,
>Kathy Conron
>e-mail: kconron@consultant.com
>phone: 703-836-5150
>fax: 703-838-9773

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2001 02:16:30 UTC

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