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Re: Superseding WCAG 1.0

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:59:50 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdOovuyz5h_5BBFEeBX7swkCiDbcggMWf=RvnF3mhoL-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, WCAG group <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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On 8/23/18, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com> wrote:
> Hi Andrew, Michael,
>
> I was going to draft an email about superseding WCAG 1.0, I didn’t manage to
> write down who I was writing it to, I’m assuming it is a general “to whom it
> may concern” type thing?
>
>
> The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is announcing that the 1st
> version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG1) will be marked
> as “superseded” by the end of the year.
>
> Almost 20 years ago the first version of the Web Content Accessibility
> Guidelines [1] were published, providing much needed guidance on how to make
> the web a more accessible place. Almost 10 years ago WCAG 2.0 was published,
> marking a significant update in the approach of the guidelines and how
> designers and developers could use them. This year WCAG 2.1 was published
> [2], adding new guidance in several areas.
>
> Some people may already have assumed that WCAG 1.0 was obsolete, but in W3C
> terminology marking it as “superseded” means that a newer version exists
> which the W3C recommends for new adoption. If you are currently following
> WCAG 1.0 we recommend moving to WCAG 2.1, but conformance statements for the
> superseded version will still be valid.
>
> If you have any concerns about WCAG 1.0 being superseded please get in
> touch, either to the working group chairs
> (group-ag-chairs@w3.org<mailto:group-ag-chairs@w3.org>) or for a publicly
> viewable comment the working group
> (w3c-wai-gl@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>).
>
> 1] https://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/
> 2] https://www.w3.org/blog/2018/06/wcag21-rec/
>
>
> It was really hard not to be sarcastic… is that ok?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> -Alastair
>
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Laura L. Carlson
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