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Updated WCAG 2.1 Working Draft

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:01:33 -0400
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Message-ID: <83d426c0-667f-cb44-7a1f-ccaf7487e886@w3.org>
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published an updated 
Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1:
   https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/

The previous draft included both success criteria that the Working Group 
had approved and "proposed" success criteria that had not been approved. 
Thank you for your comments on these! The Working Group has not 
addressed all comments yet. They are in queue for upcoming work.

We are taking a different approach now to make it easier to focus on 
specific material that is ready for your review. This draft includes 
only the success criteria that have been formally accepted by the 
Working Group, and not the proposed success criteria that were in the 
previous draft. Those proposals will be processed by the Working Group, 
refined, and if approved, included in future drafts.

We plan to publish updated drafts monthly, to encourage timely review of 
the success criteria that the Working Group has approved.

For more information on the status of WCAG 2.1 development, see:
   https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/WCAG_2.1_Status

To comment, the Working Group requests input be filed as issues at:
   https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/
Please raise new issues for your comments, putting each separate topic 
into a separate issue.
If it is not feasible to file issues in this tool, you can also submit 
comments by email to:
   public-agwg-comments@w3.org

The Working Group requests comments on this draft be filed by 9 May 2017.

Additional background on WCAG 2.1 is available from previous announcements:
* Announcement to this list: 
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2017JanMar/0277.html
* WCAG 2.1 description: https://www.w3.org/blog/2017/02/wcag21-fpwd/

WCAG 2.1 is being developed on an aggressive timeline to ensure it is 
still relevant to today's needs when it is finalized. This timeline 
means most of the work on Success Criteria must happen this year. Early 
comments on the monthly Working Drafts is important to ensure issues can 
be addressed within this timeline.
   https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/WCAG_2.1_timeline

More information about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is 
available from its home page:
   https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/

Regards,
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Joshue O Connor, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Michael Cooper, Accessibility Guidelines WG W3C Staff Contact
Received on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:01:52 UTC

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