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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
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20110621/
- Understanding WCAG 2.0 Editors' Draft
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20110621/

*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
http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/10/new_and_improved_wcag_20_techn.html

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
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/

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.

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




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