wording for the introduction

I think this was the wording based on what was close to consensus from the back discussions

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of implementation recommendations serving a diverse range of people with disabilities. Following these guidelines will make Web content more accessible and results in improved access to an increasingly larger group of people using the web independently.

Disabilities include impairments related to blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, photosensitivity, cognitive, language and learning disabilities, and combinations of these. The guidelines also makes Web content more usable for ageing related impairment, short or long-term changing abilities, usage in different circumstances and devices, and often improve usability in general. 


Although these guidelines cover many important issues, they do not claim to address the needs of people with all types, degrees, and combinations of disabilities. Particularly, in the areas of cognitive, language and learning disabilities, trying to address issues of consistent  test-ability, implement-ability across all web pages, and internationalisation continue to present a major challenge. Work will continue in this area as technologies mature in the marketplace. We encourage authors to consider our supplemental guidance on improving the user experience for people with learning and cognitive disabilities at: w3.org/XXX


Note that there were issues with this wording but I think this got the most close to agreement  (I made some changes added the italicized terms)

All the best

Lisa Seeman

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Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:33:27 UTC