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Please Review: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Working Draft

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 01:10:02 -0400
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:

A new Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 
2.0) is available for your review. WCAG 2.0 addresses accessibility of Web 
sites for people with disabilities. It applies to a wider range of Web 
technologies than WCAG 1.0, and is intended to be understandable to a more 
varied audience.

Since the previous public Working Draft of WCAG 2.0, the Web Content 
Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG), chaired by Gregg 
Vanderheiden and Jason White, has incorporated comments received, and 
further developed the guidelines and checkpoints in WCAG 2.0.

W3C Working Drafts provide opportunities for public comment during the 
development of a specification. The ealier in the development process 
comments are received, the greater impact they may have. The WCAG WG 
invites you to comment on their latest Working Draft, available at:
by sending comments to the public mailing list:

The Working Group welcomes your thoughts, including on the following questions:

         1.  In general, is this WCAG 2.0 Working Draft easy to understand? 
Please identify sections or phrases that are difficult to understand. 
Please suggest alternative wording for the Working Group to consider.

         2.  The priority structure of this WCAG 2.0 Working Draft differs 
from WCAG 1.0. Is this structure easy to understand? Would it be effective?

         3.  If your site or organization already uses WCAG 1.0, do you 
think it would be difficult to migrate from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0? What 
would make it easier? Please note that the Working Group is developing 
supporting documents, such as technology-specific techniques documents, for 
WCAG 2.0.

Please send your comments by October 18, 2002, to:
The archive for that mailing list is available at:

We would also like to bring your attention to "Requirements for WCAG 2.0" 
document, which explains the Working Group's goals for WCAG 2.0, based on 
feedback from WCAG 1.0, including improving the usability, 
understandability, and applicability of the guidelines. It is available at:

When sending comments, please:
         - State the issue as clearly and simply as possible.
         - Provide links to specific examples or references.
         - Suggest solutions if possible.
         - Remember that the Working Group welcomes volunteers to help with 
the work.

When waiting for responses to comments:
        - Track your issue in the open issues list
        - Follow up on the mailing list if you don't find your issue in the 
open issues list.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Many thanks in advance for 
your comments. Additional information on the Working Group is available at:

Wendy Chisholm, W3C Team Contact for the Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines Working Group
Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative at W3C

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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