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RE: WCAG 2.0

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:12:33 +0000
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Ø  So you mean in WCAG2.1 some provisions will be raised from  AA to AAA   or   A to AA?
It is my personal understanding that the importance of success criteria in WCAG 2.1 cannot be made less important.  So an A would not go to AA.  WCAG 2.1 by its definition must ensure that if something passes WCAG 2.1 at a given level it would also pass WCAG 2 at the same level.

What is a possibility is that a success criteria might get more important.  So a level WCAG 2 AAA criteria might become WCAG 2.1 AA or a WCAG 2 level AA might become WCAG 2.1 level A.


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From: Balusani, Shirisha [mailto:sirib@uillinois.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:58 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: WCAG 2.0

•         Level A: For Level A conformance (the minimum level of conformance), the Web page<https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#webpagedef> satisfies<https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#satisfiesdef> all the Level A Success Criteria, or a conforming alternate version<https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#conforming-alternate-versiondef> is provided.

•         Level AA: For Level AA conformance, the Web page satisfies all the Level A and Level AA Success Criteria, or a Level AA conforming alternate version is provided.

•         Level AAA: For Level AAA conformance, the Web page satisfies all the Level A, Level AA and Level AAA Success Criteria, or a Level AAA conforming alternate version is provided.

So you mean in WCAG2.1 some provisions will be raised from  AA to AAA   or   A to AA?



From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gregg@raisingthefloor.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:54 PM
To: Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu<mailto:sirib@uillinois.edu>>
Subject: Re: WCAG 2.0

You cannot change a normative part of a standard after it has been issued.

There has been some discussion of a new  WCAG 2.1 — and some discussion in that about raising some of the provisions from AA to A   or AAA to AA

but going from AA to AAA would be lowering an SC’s level


On Sep 20, 2016, at 10:59 PM, Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu<mailto:sirib@uillinois.edu>> wrote:

Hi All,
I’m curious to know if the WCAG 2.0's  success level criteria  will be raised from AA to AAA in near future .


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