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RE: WCAG 1.0 or 2.0?

From: <Anna.Yevsiyevich@kohls.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:42:17 -0500
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFB16E43A6.5A93DD28-ON8625720B.005063EF-8625720B.0050C6DE@kohls.com>
Thank you all for the information.  My only concern is that as soon as 
we're compliant with 1.0, we'll need to upgrade.  With a large retail 
site, that could be difficult.  Though I do see the logic in complying 
with something that's an actual standard.

How long does it take for something to become a standard, if the document 
is in the same state as the WCAG 2.0 is? 

There is a comparison for WCAG 1.0 checkpoints to 2.0.  Does that mean 
that the items wich are mentioned will not change?

Thanks again for all your help,
Anna Yevsiyevich
Web Usability Analyst

"John Foliot - WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca> 
10/18/2006 09:29 AM


RE: WCAG 1.0 or 2.0?

Anna.Yevsiyevich@kohls.com wrote: 
> Would you suggest that we start complying with 1.0 and then
> transition to 2.0? 


While there are certainly known issues with WCAG 1, I would none-the-less
suggest that you use this as a starting point for your compliance goals.
The reasons:

* Stable guideline
* Existing testing/validation tools
* Large body of opinion and knowledge
* For existing entities that need to meet a compliance level (governments,
some companies, etc.) - most reference WCAG Priority 2 compliance as the

The W3C/WAI have already started on a cross-reference guide (Mapping WCAG 
to WCAG 1), but I would guess that few have actually undertaken the path 
yet, as WCAG 2 is still not here yet.

Hope this helps.

John Foliot
Web Accessibility Specialist
WATS.ca (www.wats.ca)

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