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Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 08:44:07 -0500
Message-ID: <4E00A027.5000201@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI announces a Call for Review of updates to two supporting documents for Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0. *This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document*.

The supporting documents (W3C Notes) are updated periodically to reflect current practices and technologies. *The existing Techniques and Understanding documents remain in place as W3C Notes* while the separate draft updates are under review and the WCAG Working Group addresses comments.

The following draft updates are available for review as Editors' Drafts:
- Techniques for WCAG 2.0 Editors' Draft
- Understanding WCAG 2.0 Editors' Draft

*What is updated*: Draft updates include addition of PDF and Silverlight techniques, and changes in response to public comments. The changes are highlighted in diff-marked versions at:
- http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20110621/complete-diff.html
- http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20110621/complete-diff.html

The following blog post provides information on updating WCAG 2.0 supporting documents and states that *publication of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that the technology can be used in all cases to create accessible content*:
- New and Improved WCAG 2.0 Techniques

Please send any comments on these Editors' Drafts by *26 August 2011*. Comments and contributions for additional WCAG 2.0 techniques can be sent via web form or e-mail, per:
- Instructions for Commenting on WCAG 2.0 Documents

If you are interested in actively contributing to the development of additional WCAG 2.0 techniques and support material through the WCAG Working Group, please see:
- Participating in WAI http://www.w3.org/WAI/participation and contact Michael Cooper

For an introduction to the WCAG documents, see:
- WCAG Overview http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php

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

~Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Gregg Vanderheiden and Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG Co-Chairs
Michael Cooper, W3C Staff Contact

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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