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Fwd: Call for Review: Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 00:04:22 -0500
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, po@trace.wisc.edu, john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu, Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:

This is a reminder that review comments are due by Wednesday, 21 December, 
on the 23 November 2005 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Working 
Draft and supporting documents.

Additional information on the documents, and how to comment, is below.

Thank you,

- Judy

>Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 19:47:08 -0500
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
>Subject: Call for Review: Working Draft of Web Content 
>Accessibility   Guidelines 2.0
>Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:
>A new Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG
>2.0) as well as two supporting documents were published 23 November 2005.
>The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) invites
>you to comment on these documents. W3C Working Drafts provide opportunities
>for public comment during the development of a specification. This message
>contains information on the document and how to comment. Please send
>comments to the public comments mailing list by 21 December 2005:
>      public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
>WCAG 2.0 addresses accessibility of Web content for people with disabilities.
>It will apply to a wider range of Web technologies than WCAG 1.0 and is
>intended to be understandable to a wider audience.
>Since the previous public Working Draft of WCAG 2.0, published on 30 June
>2005, the WCAG WG has been addressing comments received on previous drafts.
>With this Working Draft, the WCAG WG introduces a new format and a document,
>"Understanding WCAG 2.0" that provides explanatory information for each
>success criterion.  A good place to start a review of WCAG 2.0 is with the
>"Introduction to  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Working
>Draft Documents." The Introduction explains the relationships  between
>WCAG 2.0 and the supporting documents, and links to the  current version
>of  each document. The Introduction is available at:
>      <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20>
>The documents published on 23 November 2005:
>      - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
>        <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-WCAG20-20051123/>
>      - Understanding WCAG 2.0
>        <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20051123/>
>Note:  The November 2005 Working Drafts do not include all of the techniques.
>Only a small portion have been converted to the new format for this draft.
>The rest will follow in the next release.
>      - HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0
>        <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20051123/>
>The Working Group is interested in discussion of the following questions.
>1. This draft represents a significant reorganization of the WCAG
>    document set of guidelines and support documents.  It includes
>    changes to the wording of individual  success criteria.  It also
>    provides a rationale and a listing of techniques deemed sufficient
>    for each success criterion.
>    - In general, is the new organization easier to understand?
>    - Are success criteria at the right conformance level?
>    - Are success criteria accurately worded?  Are they understandable?
>2. This is the first publication of "Understanding WCAG 2.0." The WCAG WG
>    considers this document to be essential for understanding the success
>    criteria in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).
>    - In general, does this document help you understand what
>    WCAG 2.0 is, and how to use it?
>    - Does this document adequately clarify each success criterion?
>    - If not, what additional clarification is needed?
>Please send your comments by 21 December 2005 to:
>      public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
>The archive for that mailing list is available at:
>      http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/>
>If possible, please include the following information when replying:
>      a. Clearly specify the guideline, success criterion, or section that
>         the comment is about.
>      b. State the issue as clearly and simply as possible.
>      c. Provide links, examples or references.
>      d. Provide a suggestion for how to address the issue.
>         Suggested wording is very helpful.
>      e. Remember that the Working Group welcomes volunteers
>         to help with the work.
>When waiting for responses to comments:
>   - You can track your issue in the open issues list
>    <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/condensedreports/wcag2_issues.php>
>   - 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.  Additional information on the
>Working Group is available at:
>      <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/>
>The feedback we receive on this draft will help us determine how close we
>are to publishing a Last Call Working Draft.  Once we enter Last Call it will
>take several months to progress through  the W3C Recommendation Track.
>Until WCAG 2.0 becomes a W3C Recommendation, WCAG 1.0 will continue to
>be the current and stable document to use. If your site currently conforms to
>WCAG 1.0, be assured  that conformance to WCAG 2.0 will not require a
>complete redesign of your  site but it will likely require some tweaks.
>This message may be circulated to other lists, avoiding cross-postings
>where possible.
>Thank you in advance for your comments,
>Wendy Chisholm - W3C Team Contact for WCAG WG
>Gregg Vanderheiden - Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of Trace R&D Center
>John Slatin - Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of the Accessibility
>Institute at UT
>Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G530
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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