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March 2008 Update: Moving WCAG 2.0 to the next stage

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 22:24:24 -0600
Message-ID: <47CF71F8.80709@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

WAI Interest Group Participants,

Here is an update on WCAG 2.0 work to let you know how things are coming along since the December 2007 second Last Call Working Draft publication.

As of the beginning of March 2008, the Working Group has resolved most of the 200+ editorial and technical comments on the second Last Call Working Draft of WCAG 2.0. The Working Group is currently finalizing resolutions to comments and replies to commenters, and preparing for the next stage in the W3C Process, "Candidate Recommendation", which is introduced in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process at:

The WCAG Working Group anticipates publishing WCAG 2.0 as a "Candidate Recommendation" in April or May 2008. The focus will then be on collecting "implementation experience" from Web designers and developers using WCAG 2.0 in their Web projects. WAI will be providing information on how you can help test WCAG 2.0 implementation and contribute feedback.

Depending on the duration of the Candidate Recommendation stage, the final draft of WCAG 2.0 (called "Proposed Recommendation") could be available the third quarter of 2008. 

For information on WCAG 2.0, see:
* Overview of WCAG 2.0 Documents


Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
phone: +1-617-395-7664
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
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