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RE: WCAG 1.0 or 2.0?

From: Stuart Smith <Stuart.M.Smith@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:13:10 +0100
Message-ID: <20061018171310.bh92mh5b5wocg804@webmail.manchester.ac.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi All

This may not help Anna in her quest but I am little worried on this 
emphasis on
compliance to WCAG without any reference to the user.

The guidelines are great but surely the key thing is the morality and 
compliance
with legislation? In which case (and I am no lawyer) the guidelines are surely
secondary?

PAS 78 here in the UK makes reference to the Guidelines (as currently 
published)
but also makes the case for user testing.

Cheers

Stu


Quoting Anna.Yevsiyevich@kohls.com:

> I read that part too, and that's why I wanted to ask my question here. How
> many companies are at least thinking of going to 2.0?  How many are
> actively working on it now?
>
> That paragraph also states "Most Web sites that conform to WCAG 1.0 should
> not require significant changes in order to conform to WCAG 2.0, and some
> may not need any changes.".   I just want to avoid doing the work twice.
> So I'm not really sure which one to pursue.  Additionally, I'm looking for
> reasons that I could present to management that would convince them to go
> with one or the other.
>
> The other question I asked was how long it would take a document that's in
> this stage (last call stage) to become a recommendation/standard?  If it
> will become a standard in the next 6-9 months, then it's different from
> becoming a standard in the next 2 years.
>
> The reason for going with 2.0 now is that we won't have much to update,
> even if the guidelines change and that we'll be current right away and for
> a while.  The reasons for going with 1.0 is that it's stable, testable,
> established, etc.
>
> Thought knowing that IBM is going for 2.0 is really good to know.  Is IBM
> 1.0 compliant?
>
> Thanks again for the great information,
> Anna Yevsiyevich
> Web Usability Analyst
>
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