Update on Candidate Recommendation Exit Criteria


On the call today and from the survey at https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/WCAG21_impl/results we seemed to gather some support for adopting a modified version of the WCAG 2.0 CR Exit Criteria.

The WCAG 2.0 criteria are here: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/implementation-report/

Proposed exit criteria:

  1.  At least 5 conforming Web sites 1<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-WCAG20-20080430/#statusnote1> are available, of which
     *   At least four conform at level AA,
     *   At least one conforms at level AAA;
  2.  At least two implementations 2<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-WCAG20-20080430/#statusnote2> exist for each success criterion added in WCAG 2.1 (Success Criteria from WCAG 2.0 do not need new implementations);
  3.  Accessibility support documentation 3<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-WCAG20-20080430/#statusnote3> is available for at least two technologies with at least four platforms (operating system/user agent/assistive technology combinations);
  4.  All sufficient techniques listed in Understanding WCAG 2.0<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/> at the end of the Candidate Recommendation period contain test procedures;
  5.  The Working Group has responded formally to all issues raised against this document related to any implementation efforts during the Candidate Recommendation period.

Changes from WCAG 2.0:
#1: changed from 10 sites, with 4 at A, 4 at AA, and 2 at AAA
#2: removed
#3: now #2, included mention of only getting implementations for new SC
#4: now #3. This was debated and no consensus was arrived at on the call. More on this below.
#5: now #4, unchanged
#6: now #5, unchanged.

The accessibility support documentation item had different opinions. Some had opinions that we needed to make sure that this was addressed for the new success criteria, but others felt that this was already largely covered by the work done in WCAG 2.0.  It is worth noting that the documentation (e.g. https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/implementation-report/html-uses1) is focused on the accessibility support for aspects of technologies that exists on different OS/UA/AT combinations, and it is generally distinct from the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria requirements.

The Working Group needs to decide whether it will perform additional evaluations to document the accessibility support for newer technologies, such as HTML5, or if the original work suffices for the purpose.

Thoughts on accessibility support documentation?

Thoughts on anything else about this?


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility


Received on Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:26:47 UTC