Re: Edits to WCAG 2.1 Introduction in place

Hi Michael,

For the most part, this looks good. I have one small issue however. You

> Content that conforms to WCAG 2.1 also conforms to WCAG 2.0, and therefore
to policies that reference WCAG 2.0.

I'm not sure we can make that statement or claim
​. While it is the WG's opinion and intent, I don't think we can make
claims for policies outside of our control.

I suspect a minor edit along the lines of "
Content that conforms to WCAG 2.1 also conforms to WCAG 2.0
​. ​
It is the intention and opinion of the Working Group that polices that
currently reference WCAG 2.0 can equally accept documents claiming WCAG 2.1
conformance as meeting version 2.0" (or something like that...)


On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Michael Cooper <> wrote:

> Last week I submitted a pull request to update the Introduction to WCAG
> 2.1. This reflects its anticipated status as a Proposed Recommendation, and
> also is meant to address concerns about coverage overclaims that were
> raised when we went to CR. Andrew accepted the pull request as an editorial
> change, but it's important for WG participants to be aware of this.
> The new intro is available in the editors' draft:
> You can see the changes in the pull request, though it's a bit hard to
> read:
> In summary:
>    - There's a clause added to the abstract "...but do not address every
>    user need" at the end of the sentence beginning "Following these guidelines
>    will make content accessible to a wider range...".
>    - I copied in the three sections from the WCAG 2.0 introduction that
>    were previously only referenced with links, and which have information
>    about the limitations of WCAG 2.0. I made minimal edits when copying to
>    update them to 2.1 context.
>    - The sections "New Features in WCAG 2.1", "Numbering in WCAG 2.1",
>    and "Conformance to WCAG 2.1" are moved to subsections of a new section,
>    "Comparison with WCAG 2.0".
>    - The list of added success criteria now includes conformance levels.
>    - There is a new section "User Support in WCAG 2.1" to describe what
>    WCAG 2.1 does and does not do. Because we don't have the formal
>    "Supplemental Guidance" yet, we can't reference that for additional
>    information, so it references the WCAG Introduction at
> <>
>    which we would be able to keep up to date with references to additional
>    guidance as it comes available.
>    - The ednote about "we're working on clarifying guidance" which was
>    added late to the CR abstract is removed, since these edits address that
>    ednote.
> If you have comments about the revised introduction, let me know. Although
> the changes are editorial, it's important positioning content that should
> have the support of the WG.
> Michael

John Foliot
Principal Accessibility Strategist
Deque Systems Inc.

Advancing the mission of digital accessibility and inclusion

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