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Re: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation (Call for Review)

From: Cristina Mussinelli <cristina.mussinelli@aie.it>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:18:57 +0000
To: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>, Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>
CC: PubWG <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <17A6F9F6-517B-480E-A8CF-DC2E6AF75C65@aie.it>
We have also done it as Italian Publishers Association

Da: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Data: venerdì 27 aprile 2018 12:09
A: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>
Cc: PubWG <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Oggetto: Re: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation (Call for Review)
Rinviato da: <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Data rinvio: venerdì 27 aprile 2018 12:07

EDRLab has endorsed the spec.


Laurent Le Meur

Le 25 avr. 2018 à 11:45, Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com<mailto:avneesh.sg@gmail.com>> a écrit :

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Subject: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation (Call for Review)

Dear Advisory Committee representative,

W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to Proposed Recommendation:

The approval and publication are in response to this transition request:

Please review the specification and indicate whether you endorse it as a
W3C Recommendation or object to its advancement by completing the
following questionnaire:

Additional details about the review are available in the questionnaire.
The deadline for responses is: 22 May 2018.

More information about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is
available on the group home page:

If you should have any questions or need further information, please
contact Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org<mailto:cooper@w3.org>>, Accessibility Guidelines Team

This Call for Review follows section 6.5 of the W3C Process Document:

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Philippe Le Hégaret, Project Management Lead,
Michael Cooper, Accessibility Guidelines Team Contact;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications

Quoting from
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
W3C Proposed Recommendation 24 April 2018

This version:

Latest published version:


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of
recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these
guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people
with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and
hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity,
and combinations of these, and some accommodation for learning
disabilities and cognitive limitations; but will not address every user
need for people with these disabilities. These guidelines address
accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile
devices. Following these guidelines will also often make Web content
more usable to users in general.

WCAG 2.1 success criteria are written as testable statements that are
not technology-specific. Guidance about satisfying the success criteria
in specific technologies, as well as general information about
interpreting the success criteria, is provided in separate documents.
See Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview for an
introduction and links to WCAG technical and educational material.

WCAG 2.1 extends Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 [WCAG20],
which was published as a W3C Recommendation December 2008. Content that
conforms to WCAG 2.1 also conforms to WCAG 2.0, and therefore to
policies that reference WCAG 2.0.

Until WCAG 2.1 advances to W3C Recommendation, the current and
referenceable document is Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
[WCAG20], published as a W3C Recommendation December 2008.

Status of This Document:

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of
current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical
report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at

This is a Proposed Recommendation of WCAG 2.1 by the Accessibility
Guidelines Working Group. WCAG 2.1 was published as a Candidate
Recommendation on 30 January 2018. Since then the Working Group has
collected implementation experience for the guidelines. No items at risk
were removed, but some success criteria were renamed or moved in a
manner that does not impact conformance. A history of changes to WCAG
2.1 is available in the appendix.

The primary purpose of the Proposed Recommendation is to collect
feedback from the Advisory Committee. W3C Advisory Committee Members are
invited to send formal review comments to the W3C Team until 22 May
2018. Comments should be made using the Call for Review WBS form. To
comment, aside from Advisory Committee comments, file an issue in the
W3C WCAG 2.1 GitHub repository. The Working Group requests that public
comments be filed as new issues, one issue per discrete comment. It is
free to create a GitHub account to file issues. If filing issues in
GitHub is not feasible, send email to public-agwg-comments@w3.org<mailto:public-agwg-comments@w3.org>
(comment archive). Comments are requested by 22 May 2018. In-progress
updates to the document may be viewed in the publicly visible editors'

This document was published by the Accessibility Guidelines Working
Group as a Proposed Recommendation. This document is intended to become
a W3C Recommendation. The W3C Membership and other interested parties
are invited to review the document and send comments to
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org<mailto:public-comments-wcag20@w3.org> (subscribe, archives) through 22 May 2018.
Advisory Committee Representatives should consult their WBS
questionnaires. Note that substantive technical comments were expected
during the Candidate Recommendation review period that ended 30 March 2018.

Please see the Working Group's implementation report.

Publication as a Proposed Recommendation does not imply endorsement by
the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated,
replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is
inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

This document was produced by a group operating under the W3C Patent
Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in
connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes
instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual
knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential
Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of
the W3C Patent Policy.

This document is governed by the 1 February 2018 W3C Process Document.


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