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RE: WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 00:28:31 -0500
To: <clive.walker@cvwdesign.co.uk>, <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003c01c7a344$8844c3a0$5c34d24b@NC84301>

Thank you for your comment Clive

Two quick things to help you.

1)  A document that highlights the changes in WCAG 2.0 along with context is
now available.  It is at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2007/05/change-summary.

The major overall changes are discussed up front along with rationale.  Then
it goes through each success criterion that has changed and lists the

2) The quick reference is designed to just include the information you would

Use the customization feature at the top to have only the information you
would like.  It will vary in length from just a 3 pages on up depending on
how much information you want included.

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-comments-wcag20-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-comments-wcag20-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
> WCAG 2.0 Comment Form
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:11 AM
> To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
> Subject: WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission
> Name: Clive Walker
> Email: clive.walker@cvwdesign.co.uk
> Affiliation: CVW Web Design
> Document: QR
> Item Number: (none selected)
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: general comment
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> This is a general comment on the quick reference document.
> The WCAG2 guidelines appear to be complex and the quick
> reference document follows in the same vein. I would like to
> see a much shorter document - together with a document that
> explains the key changes from WCAG1. So far, it has been
> difficult for me to ascertain what the changes are, and what
> additional work will be involved for me, without spending a
> significant amount of time on this. Sorry if I have missed
> this information somewhere, but I feel that a much clearer
> and abbreviated short form of the document is essential if
> you want companies (small companies in particular) to follow
> the guidelines.
> On a related point, many websites do not pay any attention to
> WCAG despite much higher legal requirements. Unless, the
> documents are short and concise with clear explanations, I
> don\'t see how this situation will change with WCAG2.
> Proposed Change:
> Make the quick reference document shorter. Provide a
> bulletted list of the key changes from previous guidelines.
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