WCAG 2.0 Update, July 2007

WAI Interest Group Participants,

Here is a brief update on WCAG 2.0 work to let you know how things are coming along since the May 2007 Working Draft release.

The WCAG Working Group received many constructive comments on the May 2007 WCAG 2.0 Working Draft. They separated the comments into about 450 issues, ranging from minor edits to technical issues. In the first two weeks of July, the Working Group had eight half-day worksessions where they addressed about 150 of those issues and started work on another 100. It will likely take 3 to 4 months to address all of the issues and prepare the next draft.

The Working Group will respond to each comment. Once the comments have been addressed, the Working Group plans to publish a second WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft to provide for review of the completed edits before moving on to the next stages. The next stages are described in 'How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process' at:

Additional information and links are available in the WCAG 2 FAQ under:
- '17 May 2007 Working Drafts' at http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/wcag2faq-draft#update0517
- 'Update July 2007' at http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/wcag2faq-draft#update1

Questions such as "What are the different WCAG 2.0 documents?", "When will WCAG 2.0 be done?" and "How is WCAG 2.0 different from WCAG 1.0?" are also answered in the WCAG 2 FAQ at:


Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

Received on Friday, 27 July 2007 18:05:23 UTC