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Short descriptions of WCAG materials

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:41:29 -0400
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CC: WCAG Editors <team-wcag-editors@w3.org>
Following the request at

Here are brief descriptions of the documents listed at
http://www.w3.org/standards/techs/wcag that are owned by the WCAG WG:

WCAG 2.0: Guidelines for making Web content more accessible to people
with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and
hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited
movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.

WCAG 1.0: These guidelines explain how to make Web content  accessible
to people with disabilities; superceded by WCAG 2.0.

Relationship between MWBP and WCAG: Describes the similarities and
differences between the requirements in Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php> (WCAG) and Mobile Web
Best Practices 1.0 <http://www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp/> (MWBP).

WCAG 2 Techniques: Specific authoring practices that may be used in
support of WCAG 2.0. Includes general techniques, techniques for HTML,
CSS, etc., and common failures.

Understanding WCAG 2.0: Guide to understanding and implementing WCAG 2.0.

Requirements for WCAG 2 {Note: this should be marked as an obsolete
specification}: Requirements used for development of WCAG 2.0.

Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA: {We're not sure why this is listed under
WCAG, as it's not maintained by the WCAG WG}

CSS Techniques for WCAG 1: CSS techniques for authors of Web content who
wish to claim conformance to WCAG 1.0.

Core Techniques for WCAG 1: Techniques that apply across technologies
for authors of Web content who wish to claim conformance to WCAG 1.0

HTML Techniques for WCAG 1: HTML techniques for authors of Web content
who wish to claim conformance to WCAG 1.0.

Techniques for WCAG 1: Gateway to a series of related documents that
provide techniques for satisfying the requirements defined in WCAG 1.0.

Requirements for WCAG 2 Checklist & Techniques: Requirements intended to
be used for development of WCAG 2.0 Techniques, superceded by later plans.


Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
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