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Re: Is it 2 or 3 years that WCAG will be updated? - I thought it was approx. 3

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:33:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDbuuF9mkjTsDYL6SZDPUMUDW8NW08q5-JeQkj1QE8O01A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bailey@access-board.gov>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
>>The eight years from being chartered in 2000 to December 2008 when WCAG
2.0 was published was too long.

Honestly, if we had published WCAG in 2006, or sooner I would be unemployed
today and there would have been no uptake of WCAG... it simply was not
ready (1200 comments on the 2006 draft). A look back at any of those
published drafts will make it clear... or we may recall Joe Clark's famous
article.
http://alistapart.com/article/tohellwithwcag2

We went from there in 2006, to not one single formal objection in 2008, and
one of the most successful standards in history. What a difference 2 years
of hard work and humility makes.

Anyway, we have a First Public Working draft of 2.1 due in 12-15 weeks. It
will be our first major statement in 8 years... the world is watching....
are we ready?


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On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@access-board.gov>
wrote:

> I realize I am not responding to the most recent reply in this thread.
> Andrews measured early response below sums it up for me.
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> I am in favor of the proposed charter language as cited below.  Two or
> three years was the cycle as characterized to my Executive Director.  We
> need to push back on the 11 month expectation.
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> As a thought exercise, imagine that 2.0 had a point iteration every year
> since 2008.  Do people think any one of those versions would have cited by
> 508?  The EU?  ISO?  At best, there would be three different requirements.
> The deliberate care taken with 2.0 means that in 2017 we look to have a
> single gold standard!  Why settle for silver?
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> I would prefer to see the energy people have for updated SC channeled into
> more techniques.
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> *From:* Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, November 07, 2016 3:26 PM
> *To:* Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>; 'WCAG' <
> w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>; josh@interaccess.ie
> *Subject:* Re: Is it 2 or 3 years that WCAG will be updated? - I thought
> it was approx. 3
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> As of right now we say in the proposed charter "The Working Group intends
> to produce updated guidance for accessibility on a regular interval of
> approximately three years, starting with WCAG 2.1.”
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> We may determine that we can do it in 2 or we may determine that we need
> 4, or we may find that 2 is too soon or that 3 is too long. It is currently
> TBD, as there is not a consensus opinion on the group for 2 years at this
> point in time.
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> Thanks,
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> AWK
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> Andrew Kirkpatrick
>
> Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
>
> Adobe
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> akirkpat@adobe.com
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> http://twitter.com/awkawk
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> *From: *Katie GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
> *Date: *Monday, November 7, 2016 at 15:17
> *To: *WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, "
> josh@interaccess.ie" <josh@interaccess.ie>
> *Subject: *Is it 2 or 3 years that WCAG will be updated? - I thought it
> was approx. 3
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> Andrew and Josh,
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> I was at a presentation today put on by John Foliot, where he stated that
> we, the WCAG Working Group, will be updating WCAG 2 every two years until
> Silver comes out.
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> Is there some background information about how often **we** plan on
> updating WCAG 2, as was stated in the charter, that I am missing? ​​
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> ** katie **
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> *Katie Haritos-Shea Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section
> 508/ADA/AODA)*
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