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Re: When should I start using WCAG 2.0?

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian.sampson-wild@its.monash.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 17:12:38 +1100
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <455C0156.3000304@its.monash.edu.au>
Yes, except that WCAG 2.0 has not yet been approved by the W3C Member 
Committee and therefore is subject to change.

I would be holding off on developing to WCAG 2.0 as long as humanly 
possible, speaking as a prior Member of the W3C Web Content 
Accessibility Guidelines Working Group.

Gian

Phill Jenkins wrote:
> 
> Very nicely done FAQs in my opinion, especially this one:
> 
> *When should I start using WCAG 2.0?*
> 
> WCAG 1.0 is the stable and referenceable version. A complete Working 
> Draft of WCAG 2.0 is available, yet some aspects of it are changing 
> based on comments received. Some people may choose to wait to start 
> using WCAG 2.0 until the documents are more stable, and additional views 
> and supporting material are available.
> 
> Some organizations have already started using WCAG 2.0. There are many 
> benefits to using WCAG 2.0 Working Drafts in your current and upcoming 
> projects:
> 
>     * WCAG 2.0 is more applicable to current technologies, future
>       technologies, and non-W3C technologies.
>     * WCAG 2.0 supporting documents, such as _Understanding WCAG 2.0_
>       <http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/>, provide more
>       information to help you understand and implement the guidelines. 
>     * You can develop and _submit techniques_
>       <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/TECHS-SUBMIT/> that may be added
>       to _Techniques for WCAG 2.0_ <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/>.
>     * You will be ahead of some others, and when WCAG 2.0 is finalized,
>       you will be able to meet it sooner. 
> 
> If your site is required to meet WCAG 1.0, you may choose to develop it 
> to meet both WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0.
> 
> After reading the _Overview of WCAG 2.0 Documents_ 
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20>, the best place to start using WCAG 
> 2.0 is the _Quick Reference_ <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/>.
> 
> a WCAG 2 FAQ at:
>  http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/wcag2faq.html
> 
> Regards,
> Phill Jenkins
> IBM Worldwide Accessibility Center
> http://www.ibm.com/able
> 

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