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

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:34:52 -0600
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxwUvsmCeuPHjtO3Ecrbb0M6wXoLMnOEYdo-Scd=ZKDWtA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, Kurt Mattes <kurt.mattes@deque.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
That is my understanding as well Steve; that the milestones articulated in
our Draft Charter (https://www.w3.org/2016/11/proposed-ag-charter#milestones)
sees WCAG 2.1 ship for June 2018, and I for one will be expecting that this
Working Group not miss that date. (And while I cannot speak for the AC or
W3M, I suspect I am not alone in that expectation.)

This will (I believe) necessitate that not all of the proposed SC we have
before us now will make the cut to meet that delivery deadline, which means
that the outstanding SC will need to wait for Project Silver (3, 5, 7 years
from today), and/or be included into a WCAG 2.2 (date undetermined).

This gap between the specific June 2018 date for 2.1, and the next
publishing date (to include the next 'batch' of completed SC) continues to
be a concern for me personally, but the consensus of the Working Group is
that we'll work to the dates we've identified, and figure out more new
dates later down the road. While I continue to have my reservations, it was
a decision I "could live with", in the interest of getting our draft
Charter completed and out for AC Review.


On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

> On 11 November 2016 at 15:52, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
> wrote:
>> There could be quite a few additions to WCAG 2.1 depending on what from
>> the Task Force Wish lists makes it in.
> is it not the idea to whittle these down through the process, so only
> subset that are ready and agreed get included in 2.1?
> --
> Regards
> SteveF
> Current Standards Work @W3C
> <http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-standards-work-at-w3c/>

John Foliot
Principal Accessibility Strategist
Deque Systems Inc.

Advancing the mission of digital accessibility and inclusion
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