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Re: [Fwd: WCAG 2.0 Candidate Recommendation Ready to Test Drive]

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:21:43 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0804300921u5a69c62eib8eb826ac9c2e545@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: "List WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

And thanks to you, Michael, for doing an enormous amount of work in
the last few weeks to get us here.

Loretta

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:07 AM, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> wrote:
>
>
>
> The WCAG 2.0 Candidate Recommendation has been published. Thanks to the
> Working Group for all your work in getting the document to this stage.
> Thanks to Loretta, Gregg, Ben, Shawn, and Judy for a lot of work in the
> publication preparation.
>
> There is a press release that accompanies this publication - see
> http://www.w3.org/2008/04/wcag20cr-pressrelease
>
> Michael -------- Original Message --------
>
>
> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
>
> The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group is excited to
> announce the publication of WCAG 2.0 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 30
> April. WCAG 2.0 explains how to make Web sites, applications, and other
> content accessible to people with disabilities, and many elderly users.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-WCAG20-20080430/
>
> Candidate Recommendation (CR) is a major step in the W3C standards
> development process; it signals that there is broad consensus in the Working
> Group and among public reviewers on the technical content of WCAG 2.0. The
> W3C Process stages are described in:
>
>  How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process
>
> The primary purpose of this CR stage is for developers and designers to
> "test drive" WCAG 2.0 to demonstrate that WCAG 2.0 can be implemented in Web
> sites. WAI encourages a broad range of Web sites and Web applications to use
> WCAG 2.0 at this stage, and share implementation experience. For information
> on submitting your implementations, see:
>
>  WCAG 2.0 Candidate Recommendation Implementation Information
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/CR/
>
> If you plan to provide implementations, please let us know your intentions
> by *23 May 2008*.
>
> Actual implementations are due by *30 June 2008*.
>
> It is important to note that some WCAG 2.0 requirements are at risk; thatis,
> they may not be included if there are not sufficient implementations. Items
> at risk are listed under "Items at Risk" in:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-WCAG20-20080430/#status_risk
>
> While the focus of this stage is to collect implementations, the comment
> form and email address are still available from:
>
>  Instructions for Commenting on WCAG 2.0 Documents
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/
>
> The different WCAG 2.0 documents that the WCAG Working Group updated with
> this publication are introduced in:
>
>  Overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Documents
>  http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20.php
>
> A key tool for using WCAG 2.0 documents, which was previously called the
> "Quick Reference", is:
>
>  How to Meet WCAG 2.0: A customizable quick reference to WCAG 2.0
> requirements...
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/
>
> For more information about the Candidate Recommendation status of WCAG 2.0
> and the changes since the last publication, see:
>
>  "Status of this Document" section of WCAG 2.0
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-WCAG20-20080430/#status
>
> WCAG 2.0 is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed
> by WAI, which are listed in:
>
>  WAI Guidelines and Techniques
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html
>
> Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
> cross-postings where possible.
>
> Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your
> help implementing WCAG 2.0.
>
> Regards,
>
> ~Shawn Lawton Henry and Judy Brewer
>
> On behalf of:
>  Loretta Guarino Reid, Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Computer Scientist,
> GoogleInc.
>  Gregg Vanderheiden, Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of Trace R&D Center,
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
>  Michael Cooper, W3C Team Contact for WCAG WG
>
> -----
>
> Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>  about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
>  phone: +1-617-395-7664
>  e-mail: shawn@w3.org
> --
>
>
> Michael Cooper
>  Web Accessibility Specialist
>  World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
>  E-mail cooper@w3.org
>  Information Page
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2008 16:22:24 GMT

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