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Fwd: Call for Review: Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 09:46:59 -0400
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To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>


Please look over the latest WCAG 2.0 Working Draft, in light of EOWG's 
commitment to help with the understandability of the document.

Individuals may send comments to the WCAG Working Group as described below, 
but I also think that we should consider reviewing it and sending comments 
as a group.

- Judy

>Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 09:13:56 -0400
>To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
>Subject: Call for Review: Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility 
>Guidelines 2.0
>Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:
>A new Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 
>2.0) was published 24 June 2003 and is available for your review. WCAG 2.0 
>addresses accessibility of Web content for people with disabilities. It 
>will apply to a wider range of Web technologies than WCAG 1.0 and is 
>intended to be understandable to a wider audience.
>Since the previous public Working Draft of WCAG 2.0, published on 29 April 
>2003, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG), 
>chaired by Gregg Vanderheiden and Jason White, has incorporated comments 
>received and further developed the guidelines and checkpoints in WCAG 2.0.
>W3C Working Drafts provide opportunities for public comment during the 
>development of a specification. The earlier in the development process 
>comments are received, the greater impact they may have. The WCAG WG
>invites you to comment on their latest Working Draft, available at:
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-WCAG20-20030624/
>Send comments to the public comments mailing list by 10 September 2003:
>     public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
>The Working Group received many helpful comments on the previous draft and 
>is interested in more comments on the following questions. These questions 
>are similar to those published with the previous Working Draft and are 
>intended to encourage general discussion and review of the Working Draft.
>          1.  In general, is this WCAG 2.0 Working Draft easy to understand?
>               Please identify sections or phrases that are difficult to 
> understand.
>               Please suggest alternative wording for the Working Group to 
> consider.
>          2.  The conformance structure of this WCAG 2.0 Working Draft differs
>                from WCAG 1.0 and from the previous WCAG 2.0 Working Draft.
>                Is the concept of Core and Extended checkpoints easy to 
> understand?
>                Is this an effective structure?
>          3.  If your site or organization already uses WCAG 1.0, do you
>               think it will be difficult to migrate from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 
> 2.0, based on
>               the current draft? Please note that the Working Group is 
> developing
>               supporting documents such as technology-specific techniques 
> documents
>               and checklists for WCAG 2.0.
>Please send your comments by 10 September 2003 to:
>          public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
>The archive for that mailing list is available at:
>          http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/
>We would also like to bring your attention to "Requirements for WCAG 2.0" 
>which explains the Working Group's goals for WCAG 2.0 based on feedback 
>from WCAG 1.0, including improving the usability, understandability, and 
>applicability of the guidelines. It is available at:
>        http://www.w3.org/TR/wcag2-req/
>When sending comments, please:
>          - State the issue as clearly and simply as possible.
>          - Provide links to specific examples or references.
>          - If possible, suggest solutions.
>          - Remember that the Working Group welcomes volunteers
>             to help with the work.
>When waiting for responses to comments:
>         - Track your issue in the open issues list
>         - Follow up on the mailing list if you don't find your issue in the
>           open issues list.
>Please let us know if you have any questions. Many thanks in advance for 
>your comments. Additional information on the Working Group is available at:
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/
>We expect WCAG 2.0 to become a W3C Recommendation sometime in 2004. Until 
>then, WCAG 1.0 will continue to be the current and stable document to use. 
>If your site currently conforms to WCAG 1.0, be assured that conformance 
>to WCAG 2.0 will not require a complete redesign of your site but it will 
>likely require some tweaks.
>This message may be circulated to other lists, avoiding cross-postings 
>where possible.
>Wendy Chisholm
>W3C Team Contact for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
>Judy Brewer
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
>Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
>MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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