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RE: WCAG 1.0 or 2.0?

From: <Anna.Yevsiyevich@kohls.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:46:42 -0500
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF1C6426C5.466F437D-ON8625720B.0055CAB7-8625720B.0056AC7C@kohls.com>
I read that part too, and that's why I wanted to ask my question here. How 
many companies are at least thinking of going to 2.0?  How many are 
actively working on it now?

That paragraph also states "Most Web sites that conform to WCAG 1.0 should 
not require significant changes in order to conform to WCAG 2.0, and some 
may not need any changes.".   I just want to avoid doing the work twice. 
So I'm not really sure which one to pursue.  Additionally, I'm looking for 
reasons that I could present to management that would convince them to go 
with one or the other.

The other question I asked was how long it would take a document that's in 
this stage (last call stage) to become a recommendation/standard?  If it 
will become a standard in the next 6-9 months, then it's different from 
becoming a standard in the next 2 years.

The reason for going with 2.0 now is that we won't have much to update, 
even if the guidelines change and that we'll be current right away and for 
a while.  The reasons for going with 1.0 is that it's stable, testable, 
established, etc.

Thought knowing that IBM is going for 2.0 is really good to know.  Is IBM 
1.0 compliant? 

Thanks again for the great information,
Anna Yevsiyevich
Web Usability Analyst

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