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Re: WCAG 2.0

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:20:33 -0400
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To: Gregg Vanderheiden RTF <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>
Cc: Shirisha Balusani <sirib@uillinois.edu>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
WCAG 2.1 will be backward compatible to WCAG 2. Passing it will pass also
2.0.

But passing 2.0 would not necessarily cause a pass 2.1, because 2.1 will
have additional requirements.


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On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Gregg Vanderheiden RTF <
gregg@raisingthefloor.org> wrote:

> Hi Shiri
>
> I think there is a bit of confusion between
>
>    - importance of an SC
>    - Accessibility of a page
>
>
> A page that is AAA is more accessible (better) than a page that is AA or A
>
> But an SC that is A is considered so important that you must ALWAYS meet
> it in order to make a page conform at all.
>
> so the most important SC have fewer  A’s
> pages that are more accessible have more A’s
>
>
> Does that make it clearer?
>
> *gregg*
>
> On Sep 21, 2016, at 8:57 AM, Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> ·         *Level A: *For Level A conformance (the minimum level of
> conformance), the Web page
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#webpagedef>
> satisfies
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#satisfiesdef>
>  all the Level A Success Criteria, or a conforming alternate version
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#conforming-alternate-versiondef>is
> provided.
>
> ·         *Level AA: *For Level AA conformance, the Web page satisfies
> all the Level A and Level AA Success Criteria, or a Level AA conforming
> alternate version is provided.
>
> ·         *Level AAA: *For Level AAA conformance, the Web page satisfies
> all the Level A, Level AA and Level AAA Success Criteria, or a Level AAA
> conforming alternate version is provided.
>
> So you mean in WCAG2.1 some provisions will be raised from  AA to AAA   or
>   A to AA?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Siri
>
>
> *From:* Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gregg@raisingthefloor.org
> <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:54 PM
> *To:* Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: WCAG 2.0
>
> You cannot change a normative part of a standard after it has been issued.
>
> There has been some discussion of a new  WCAG 2.1 — and some discussion in
> that about raising some of the provisions from AA to A   or AAA to AA
>
> but going from AA to AAA would be lowering an SC’s level
>
> *gregg*
>
>
> On Sep 20, 2016, at 10:59 PM, Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu>
> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
> I’m curious to know if the WCAG 2.0's  success level criteria  will be
> raised from AA to AAA in near future .
>
> Thanks
> Siri
>
>
>
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