Important - reviewing WCAG 2.1 draft

The new draft of WCAG - WCAG 2.1 has been published. See 

We have all worked really hard  to get some accommodation for people living with learning and  cognitive disabilities.  
Unfortunately a lot of our recommendations are not in the new draft (see
for the full list) 

Also most of the recommendation we proposed that did get in the draft are likely to get removed in the next version. You might notice red boxes next to them reading
"This is a proposed Success Criterion that has not yet been formally approved by the Working Group. Discussion of the issue is available in Issue 30 and Pull Request 135. To file comments on this proposal, please raise new issues for each discrete comment in GitHub." 

We expect a lot of negative comments as it is more expensive and difficult  for testing and evaluation. Although this is a consideration some positive feedback would help balance the reviews we get. 

Can we find  people who care about people with cognitive disabilities   to review and comment? It would be fantastic if we can reach out to the major  relevant disability organisations. 

I would suggest asking people to:

Comment on any new success criteria that are important. Let us know if they are strong enough and the scope is wide enough. (most of them are under guideline 3)
Comment on any success criteria that were proposed but did not get into the draft that you feel are important to get into the next draft (See the full list))
Let us know if we have missed out any user needs
To comment, file an issue in the W3C WCAG 2.1 GitHub repository or send email to

 Note that any criteria that get downgraded to AAA conformance level will not be adopted.

Thanks so much and all the best

Lisa Seeman

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Received on Sunday, 26 February 2017 20:07:59 UTC