FW: CFC - Move WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation (Take 2)


This email is to follow up on the discussion at yesterday’s COGA meeting about the updates to the previous Call for Consensus to move WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation.

The details are in the email below. You can read the text for all of WCAG 2.2 with the final results of the changes at https://w3c.github.io/wcag/guidelines/22/#new-features-in-wcag-2-2

Please note: This round of the CFC closes on Tuesday at 2pm Eastern. If you want to express concerns or support, please respond on the AG list or reach out to the chairs (cc’d on this email).

Kind regards,


From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 1:21 PM
To: "WCAG list (w3c-wai-gl@w3.org)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: CFC - Move WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation (Take 2)
Resent-From: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Resent-Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 1:20 PM

Hi everyone,

Call for Consensus – ends Tuesday August 30th at 2pm Boston time (a shorter time as this is take 2).

The Working Group has approved CFCs for all new normative content in WCAG 2.2 and it is ready to move to Candidate Recommendation.

The draft is at https://w3c.github.io/wcag/guidelines/22/#new-features-in-wcag-2-2

If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before the CFC deadline.

An outline of changes since the last CFC is below.

  *   Several (proposed) WCAG 2.1/2.0 errata have been tackled. We also agreed to re-publish WCAG 2.1 so the errata will show up in the main spec, and we can tackle more of them before re-publication.
  *   The Flash provisions have been updated.
  *   The exception for Accessibility Authentication has been changed as part of the re-structuring (no change to meaning/requirement).

  *   Focus appearance:
     *   The first line was updated to address the ‘persistence’ objection.
     *   The sub-components aspect was updated.
     *   The SC will be marked at risk due to complexity.
     *   We have added a note on interpreting the visual aspect for sizing, we’re just narrowing down the wording/terms on that currently.
     *   The user-agent survey was very balanced, so checking previous results on the same topic the chairs interpret the consensus view is to use the current exceptions, status quo.
  *   Focus obscured: No change to the SC, but we are planning to add a cross-reference in the understanding document to focus-appearance for semi-opaque scenarios.

Received on Friday, 26 August 2022 18:42:53 UTC