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From: Shawn Lawton Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 07:13:11 -0500
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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Subject: Intro to WCAG 2.0 [was Re: [Fwd: A Call to Reorganize WCAG

James wrote:
> In last week's call, someone (was it Kerstin?) mentioned that WCAG
> didn't seem so complex once someone fully explained how all the pieces
> fit together, and why all the pieces were necessary. Perhaps we can
> work on a short, plain English introduction; essentially, a executive 
> summary of WCAG 2.

Wendy wrote:
... the EOWG is working on an Overview  
for WCAG 1.0 [1]. An Overview for WCAG 2.0 would provide the starting 
point for WCAG 2.0 by outlining the purpose, the pieces, and the 
relationships between the pieces.  It provides an illustrative graphic 
as well as descriptive text.

<end excerpts>

An initial draft of an Introduction to WCAG 2.0 Working Draft Documents
is at:

I think we're hoping to fit discussion of this into a WCAG WG
teleconference soon and work towards completing it before the next WCAG
2.0 public working draft.

Note that the EOWG is also working on other overview and introduction
pages. [0]

We envision this Intro to WCAG 2.0 WD as an entry point to WCAG 2.0
working drafts during the review period.

Once WCAG 2.0 is complete, the high level WCAG 2.0 information could be
integrated into the WCAG Overview [1], basically replacing the WCAG 1.0
information. We might also have a document such as "Navigating WCAG 1.0
Guidelines and Techniques Documents" [2] for WCAG 2.0.

~ Shawn

[0] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/UCD/intro-pages.html
[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/sketchpad/wcag-intro
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/sketchpad/wcag-flow

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.253.8788
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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