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Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques Updated March 2016

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:28:53 -0400
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Message-ID: <56EAB115.7010408@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 <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/>
- Techniques for WCAG 2.0 <https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/>

*Background*: 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 
<https://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.

*Updates*: 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 September 2016.

*Comments*: Comments received by 17 May 2016 will be considered for the 
next scheduled update. For ways to comment, see the instructions at 

*About the URIs*: The first links above go to the latest version of the 
documents. The "dated" versions are: - 
https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20160317/ - 
https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20160317/ The 
difference between these links are explained in Referencing and Linking 
to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at 

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.


Michael Cooper, WCAG WG W3C Staff Contact
Andrew Kirkpatrick, WCAG WG Chair
Joshue O Connor, WCAG WG Chair
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