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Blog post "With real world implementations WCAG 2.0 steps closer to expected December 2008 publication"

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 21:10:22 -0600
Message-ID: <490FBD1E.1070200@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

More perspectives on recent and upcoming WCAG 2.0 work is available in the "With real world implementations WCAG 2.0 steps closer to expected December 2008 publication" blog post at:
     http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/with_real_world_implementation.html

Best,
~Shawn

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Subject: WCAG 2.0 moves to last stage for expected final publication in December 2008
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:36:25 -0600
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group announces the publication of WCAG 2.0 as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on 3 November 2008. WCAG 2.0 explains how to make Web sites, applications, and other content accessible to people with disabilities, and older users. See:
    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PR-WCAG20-20081103/

"Proposed Recommendation" means that the technical material of WCAG 2.0 is complete and it has been implemented in real sites. Information about implementations and changes since the last publications is available in the:
    "Status of this Document" section
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PR-WCAG20-20081103/#status

During this stage, WCAG 2.0 is submitted to the W3C membership for final review and endorsement. The W3C Process stages are described in:
    How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process
*The next step is the final publication; which we expect in December 2008.*

W3C WAI encourages you to start implementing WCAG 2.0 now; see:
    "What are the benefits of using WCAG 2.0?" in the WCAG 2 FAQ
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/wcag2faq-update.html#start

The different WCAG 2.0 documents that the WCAG Working Group updated with this publication are introduced in:
    Overview of WCAG 2.0 Documents
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20.php

A key tool for using WCAG 2.0 documents, which was previously called the "Quick Reference", is:
    How to Meet WCAG 2.0: A customizable quick reference to WCAG 2.0 requirements...
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/

While the focus of this stage is review by W3C Members, anyone can submit comments using the form or email address provided in:
    Instructions for Commenting on WCAG 2.0 Documents
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/

WCAG 2.0 is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, which are listed in:
    WAI Guidelines and Techniques
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry and Judy Brewer
On behalf of:
Loretta Guarino Reid, Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Computer Scientist, Google Inc.
Gregg Vanderheiden, Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Cooper, W3C Team Contact for WCAG WG

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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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