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Final WCAG 2.1 Working Draft

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:51:04 -0500
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Message-ID: <9b666a78-a8a9-e4c6-b5e4-94bd0bc1e5b8@w3.org>
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a final Working 
Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 for wide review:

https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/

WCAG 2.1 adds new success crtiteria to expand coverage users of mobile 
devices, people with cognitive or learning disabilities, and people with 
low vision. Most success criteria are complete, but some are still under 
discussion. The success criteria under discussion are marked with 
editorial notes and pointers to the ongoing discussion. As these success 
criteria are finalized, they will be updated in the Editors' Draft at:
https://w3c.github.io/wcag21/guidelines/

Because this is the final Working Draft, we encourage you to comment on 
all success criteria as soon as possible, and *please comment no later 
than 12 January 2018*. If you have comments on this draft or on 
continuing work on open issues, we prefer that you file input as new 
issues in GitHub at:

https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/

Alternatively, you can send email to:

public-agwg-comments@w3.org <mailto:public-agwg-comments@w3.org>

The Working Group plans to publish the Candidate Recommendation in late 
January 2018. The Candidate Recommendation will include the final form 
of success criteria currently still under discussion, though they will 
be marked as "at risk" due to the lack of review opportunity from this 
current draft.

Additional background on WCAG 2.1 is available from previous announcements:

  * WCAG 2.1 description: https://www.w3.org/blog/2017/02/wcag21-fpwd/
  * Announcement to this list:
    https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2017JanMar/0277.html
  * 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 Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:51:40 UTC

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