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Call for Review: Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:52:17 -0600
Message-ID: <50CA5C21.7030608@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

WAI invites you to comment on the updated Working Draft of Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) that is available at:

About this document:
This draft document provides guidance on how Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 can be applied to non-web information and communications technologies (ICT), specifically documents and software. It does not discuss whether or not WCAG 2.0 should be applied to non-Web ICT.

It is an informative supporting document for WCAG 2.0. It is not normative, does not set requirements, and does not change the scope of WCAG 2.0 itself. It is planned to be a W3C Working Group Note.

This document includes existing wording from WCAG 2.0 -- the principles, guidelines, success criteria -- and the Intent sections from Understanding WCAG 2.0. It provides additional guidance on applying each success criteria to non-Web documents and software.

Status and Comment Replies:
This updated draft includes many changes in response to comments received on the previous Working Draft. The Task Force is continuing to process comments, and will respond to commenters after completing the comments processing.

While the structure and approach of this draft is complete, there are some sections yet to be written (which are indicated with "The WCAG2ICT Task Force has not yet produced additional guidance..."), and we expect additional edits based on review comments.

We particularly seek comments on the Key Terms defined in this draft and the "Additional Guidance" sections.
Please send comments on this draft to the publicly-archived mailing list:
     *by 15 February 2013*

About the related documents:
* The focus of this review is the Additional Guidance sections (not the wording taken from other documents).
* Understanding WCAG 2.0 is being updated. It will continue to focus on web technologies and not be changed to specifically address non-web ICT.
* WCAG 2.0 itself is a stable Web Standard that will not change.
* If you have comments on the wording taken from WCAG 2.0 or Understanding WCAG 2.0, please read the Instructions for Commenting on WCAG 2.0 Documents at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/

About the URI:
The first URI in this e-mail goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-wcag2ict-20121213/>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Henry, W3C, WAI Outreach
Loretta Guarino Reid, Google Inc., WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Andi Snow-Weaver, IBM Corporation, WCAG2ICT TF Co-Facilitator
Mike Pluke, Castle Consulting, WCAG2ICT TF Co-Facilitator
Michael Cooper, W3C, WCAG WG and WCAG2ICT TF Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, W3C, WAI Director

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