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RE: When should I start using WCAG 2.0?

From: cstrobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:15:39 +0100
Message-ID: <1163776539.455dd21b327d1@webmail2.kuleuven.be>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi Jenny, All,

Quoting Jenny Craven <J.Craven@mmu.ac.uk>:
> Could someone also confirm whether there is actually such a thing as
> a WCAG 2.0 AAA standard? I have
> looked at the current WCAG 2.0 working draft and can't find a
> reference to the A, AA, AAA
> conformance levels.

The Last Call Working Draft says that:
"WCAG 2.0 conformance at level Triple-A (AAA) means that all Level 1, 
Level 2 and at least half (50%) of the Level 3 success criteria that 
apply to the content types used are met assuming user agent support for 
only the technologies in the specified baseline."
(http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/complete.html#conformance-reqs - other 
conformance levels are explained in the same section)

Regarding the question when people "should" start using WCAG 2.0, I 
think that depends on what they want to achieve. When WCAG 2.0 moves to 
"Candidate Recommendation" (http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/
tr.html#cfi), the WCAG WG will start looking for websites implementing 
the guidelines.
If you're not (yet) interested in WCAG 2.0 conformance, the "Techniques 
for WCAG 2.0" (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/) can probably still 
be of interest.

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on 
Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - 3001 Leuven-Heverlee - BELGIUM
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