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Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques Updated September 2014

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:43:33 -0500
Message-ID: <541868B5.2000203@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

W3C WAI today published updates to two supporting documents for Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0:
* Understanding WCAG 2.0 <http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/>
* Techniques for WCAG 2.0 <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/>

WCAG 2.0 itself is a stable document that does not change. The WCAG guidelines and success criteria are designed to be broadly applicable to current and future web technologies, including dynamic applications, mobile, digital television, etc. For an introduction to the WCAG documents, see the WCAG Overview <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php>. The supporting resources published today (called W3C Working Group Notes) provide specific guidance -- including code examples, resources, and tests -- and are updated periodically to cover current practices for meeting WCAG.

These updates include edits made in response to public comments received on previous versions of the documents. These documents are published approximately every six months in order to ensure that these changes are reflected reasonably quickly. The next publication is expected in March 2015.

Comments received by 18 November 2014 will be considered for the next scheduled update. For ways to comment, see the instructions at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/>.

About the URIs:
The first links above go to the latest version of the documents. The "dated" versions are: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140911/> and <http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140911/> The difference between these links are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG W3C Staff Contact
Andrew Kirkpatrick, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Joshue O Connor, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Judy Brewer, WAI Director

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