Please review: Draft of updated WCAG WG charter

To synchronize our charter with changes in approach and shifts in timeline, 
we need to recharter (for example, our previous charter [1] does not list 
"Understanding WCAG 2.0" as a deliverable).  An updated charter is 
available for review at [2] and will be discussed at this Thursday's 

Note: the document currently uses the old wai-wg css and does not include 
the new WAI site navigation.  I need to work with Shawn to figure out if 
we'll be applying the WAI site navigation to the charter or if we'll use 
the abbreviated navigation (as exists in the current charter).

There are a variety of editorial changes throughout the document.  The 
following highlighted differences are clarifications or reflect change in 

Scope section
1. Replaced "Develop a test suite for WCAG 2.0 in coordination with other 
WAI Working Groups" with "Describe test procedures for WCAG 2.0 techniques"
2. Added, "Develop supporting resources, as needed"

Was - from 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2006
Now - from 1 June 2006 through 31 December 2007, when the current 
authorization for the WAI Technical Activity ends.

1. Added a separate item and description for, "Understanding WCAG 2.0"
2. Changed the description of "Techniques for WCAG 2.0" to reflect change 
in approach and provide some wiggle room.
3. Added a seprate item and description for, "Supporting resources"
4. Removed, "Technology-specific checklists "
5. Removed "WCAG 2.0 test suite " as an individual item, added "Each 
technique will include a test procedure. " to description of Techniques for 
WCAG 2.0

Entire section updated to reflect publication date of Last Call Working 
Draft and shift in timeline.


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Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 18:35:49 UTC