Re: Word count of New SC compared to WCAG 2

I think that raw word count of draft SC's is not a productive exercise for comparison. The SC proposals are not finalized SC’s.


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility

From: David MacDonald <<>>
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 13:06
To: WCAG <<>>
Subject: Word count of New SC compared to WCAG 2
Resent-From: WCAG <<>>
Resent-Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 13:07

As a follow up to the concern raised at the end of the call. I've done a word count of the total new SCs proposed text (not the Understanding etc...)

- New SC proposals = 63 SCs (4697 Words)

The Current WCAG 2.0

- 62 SCs at AAA 3318 words

If we release the 2.1 FPWD on February 27 as scheduled (7 Tuesday's away), with these new SCs, we will have 125 Success Criteria in the WCAG 2.1 First Public Working Draft, and it will be 8015 Words (over 2x the size of WCAG 2). I'm sure we'll do some work on it over the next 7 weeks but I'm concerned that the world is watching for WCAG next, and has been waiting over 8 years. Is this the first thing we want to release to these stakeholders in 8 years?

I think we may want to postpone our release date for the FPWD, until we can parse these, figure out how we are going to organize them and make some preliminary vetting.

What do others think?

David MacDonald

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