Proposed Appendix

Table of Contents

Appendix A: Glossary

Note to reviewers: Should we include the entire glossary or just the definitions of terms appearing in the guidelines? We also need to make sure that the glossary definitions are the same as the definitions which appear in the guidelines themselves. For now, a simple list of the terms that are defined in this document are included below. Definitions for each term will be included at a later date.

  1. text equivalent
  2. Non-text content
  3. time-dependent presentation
  4. Media equivalents
  5. captions
  6. audio descriptions
  7. Content
  8. Presentation
  9. Structure
  10. Real-time events
  11. competitive activity
  12. structure
  13. site navigation mechanism
  14. Presentation
  15. Mechanisms that cause extreme changes in context
  16. Non-text content
  17. complex
  18. unfamiliar
  19. Natural languages

Appendix B: Contributors

Participants in the WCAG Working Group

Appendix C: The differences between WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0

Since the release of WCAG 1.0 in May 1999, the WCAG Working Group has received feedback on priorities of checkpoints, the usability of the set of documents, and requests for clarifications on the meaning of specific checkpoints and what is needed to satisfy them. Thus, it is intended that WCAG 2.0:

For a checkpoint by checkpoint comparison, refer to the Checkpoint Mapping Between WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 Working Draft.

Improvements in WCAG 2.0

We hope that WCAG 2.0 will have several improvements over WCAG 1.0. While the primary goal of WCAG 2.0 is the same as WCAG 1.0 (to promote accessibility of Web content) additional goals for WCAG 2.0 include improvements that will:

  1. Ensure that requirements may be applied across technologies
  2. Ensure that the conformance requirements are clear
  3. Ensure that the deliverables are easy to use
  4. Write to a more diverse audience
  5. Clearly identify who benefits from accessible content
  6. Ensure that the revision is "backward compatible" with WCAG 1.0

For more information about the improvements in WCAG 2.0, please refer to Requirements for WCAG 2.0.

Appendix D: References

Note to reviewers: Links within the document will be turned into references and the links to those documents will be listed here as references. They are inline for the time being.