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WCAG 2.1 is a Web Standard "W3C Recommendation"

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:53:47 -0500
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <40049294-6a5c-b231-1d34-4af52bfe64db@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a W3C Recommendation at:

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

The document received broad support from the W3C Advisory Committee and the W3C Director approved the transition to Recommendation. That means it is a stable standard ready for general implementation.W3C encourages organizations and individuals to review and update their policies to reflect the updated guidance provided by WCAG 2.1, in order to address more user needs in their websites.

All requirements (“success criteria”) from 2.0 are included in 2.1. There are additional success criteria in 2.1. They are introduced in "What's New in WCAG 2.1" at:
https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/new-in-21/

More information about this publication and next steps is in the blog post:
https://www.w3.org/blog/2018/06/wcag21-rec/

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

Tweet: https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/1003998126842302470

Regards,
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Alastair Campbell, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Joshue O Connor, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Michael Cooper, Accessibility Guidelines WG W3C Staff Contact
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