Call for Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Working Draft

Dear All,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) invites 
you to comment on an updated draft of the Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0), published on 17 May 2007. WCAG 2.0 addresses 
accessibility of Web content for people with disabilities.

The updated WCAG 2.0 Public Working Draft incorporates changes in response 
to comments received on the 27 April 2006 WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft. 
Because there were a number of substantive changes, WCAG 2.0 has returned 
to Public Working Draft status. We expect to advance WCAG 2.0 to a second 
Last Call Working Draft after this Public Working Draft.

W3C/WAI encourages you to review this document and submit comments on any 
issues which you feel could present a barrier to adoption and 
implementation of WCAG 2.0. The Working Group seeks feedback on the 
following points for this draft:

         - Are the guidelines and success criteria clear? If not, can you 
suggest clearer wording?
         - Are there any success criteria that you feel are not 
implementable or testable? If so, how could they be improved?
         - Are there any success criteria that you feel would not improve 
accessibility as written, or that might hinder it?  If so, how could they 
be improved?

Comments on this Working Draft are due by 29 June 2007. The Working Group 
requests that comments be made using the online or downloadable comment 
form available at
If this is not possible, comments can also be sent to . The archives for this list are publicly 
available. (Please note that if you submitted comments during the 2006 Last 
Call Working Draft review period, you will be receiving an email with a 
response to your individual comments.)

The following document provides an overview of all the WCAG 2.0 documents:
     * Overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Documents

The primary document for review is:
     * Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

A key tool for reviewing and working with WCAG 2.0 has also been updated:
     * WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference

These supporting documents have been updated as well:
     * Understanding WCAG 2.0
     * Techniques for WCAG 2.0

A summary of changes to WCAG 2.0 since the previous draft will be available:

Information on how WAI is developing WCAG 2.0 is available:
     * How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

Additional information about the WCAG Working Group is available:

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
cross-postings where possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your 

Loretta Guarino Reid, Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Computer Scientist, Google Inc.
Gregg Vanderheiden, Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of Trace R&D Center, 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Cooper, W3C Team Contact for WCAG WG
Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA

Received on Thursday, 17 May 2007 23:13:54 UTC