[Irl-dean] Last Call Working Draft of WCAG 2.0!

Sorcha Moore sorcha at segala.com
Fri Apr 28 15:23:30 IST 2006

Oops, thanks for that Josh - I am on the WCAG 2.0 working group so will
pass that error on.  We have spent a lot of time proof reading the
documents, but obviously some errors have slipped through the net.  I'm
sure there will be more, so please do pass them on if you find any.
Your feedback is appreciated.

On this matter, I would like to highlight that any feedback you can
offer on WCAG 2.0 is valuable.
As outlined in the below email, we are particularly interested in issues
you feel could present a significant barrier to future adoption and
implementation of WCAG 2.0.  It is extremely fast and extremely easy to
make a comment using the online form
(http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/onlineform.html).  EACH and EVERY
comment will be addressed by the working group - we do appreciate the
time and effort you take to present your findings to us.
Suggestions on how to address issues you may find, are also welcome (as
is positive feedback too!:) 

If anyone is totally lost in the feedback process (or with the documents
in general!) feel free to send me an email and I will do my best to put
you on the right track.

All the best,
Web Accessibility Auditor
Participant WCAG-Working Group 

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-----Original Message-----
From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
[mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of Joshue O Connor
Sent: 28 April 2006 11:12
To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
Subject: Re: [Irl-dean] Last Call Working Draft of WCAG 2.0!

I am just having a look through the draft, and under:

Understanding Guideline 1.2: Provide synchronized alternatives for

they keep talking about "dialogueue".

> Sometimes, there is so much dialogueue that audio descriptions cannot
fit into existing pauses in the dialogueue.

Thats a new one on me :)


Joshue O Connor

Senior Web Accessibility Consultant

Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT)
National Council for the Blind of Ireland

Website: http://www.cfit.ie
E-Mail: joshue.oconnor at cfit.ie
Tel: 01 8821980

Barry McMullin wrote:
> Hi Folks -
> As most of you will know, the development of WCAG 2.0 has been a
> rather long and tortuous one.  However, it looks like it might
> really be coming in for a landing at last.  I attach below a copy
> of the announcement of the "Last Call Working Draft", which has
> just been issued.
> I would strongly encourage members of irl-dean to have a look at
> this draft, and make further comments if necessary. Comments
> should be received by W3C on or before 31 May 2006.
> (Personally I consider the idea of an explicitly declared
> "baseline" for the client side technology to be the single most
> significant innovation in WCAG 2.0.  I'm not sure yet whether it
> is a "good" innovation or a "bad" innovation, but it certainly
> will change the ground rules for web accessibility very
> significantly.)
> Best regards,
> - Barry.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:57:28 -0700
> From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy at w3.org>
> To: w3c-wai-ig at w3.org
> Cc: jbrewer at w3.org, john_slatin at forum.utexas.edu, po at trace.wisc.edu,
>      Ben Caldwell <caldwell at trace.wisc.edu>
> Subject: Call for Review: Last Call Working Draft of Web Content
>     Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:
> A Last Call Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
> (WCAG 2.0) as well as two supporting documents were published 27 April
> W3C strongly encourages broad community review of this Last Call
> Draft, and submission of comments on any issues which you feel could
> a significant barrier to future adoption and implementation of WCAG
> (Note that only the WCAG 2.0 is in Last Call and only the WCAG 2.0
> become a Recommendation.  Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for
WCAG 2.0
> are being developed  to support WCAG 2.0, and will be released as
> Group Notes when WCAG 2.0 becomes a Recommendation.)
> In particular, we encourage you to comment on the conformance model
> success criteria. Reviewers are encouraged to provide suggestions for
how to
> address issues as well as positive feedback, and commitments to
> the guidelines. This message contains information on the documents and
> to comment.
> Comments should be received on or before 31 May 2006.
> Comments should be made in one of four formats:
>     * online form,
>     * downloadable excel form,
>     * downloadable html form, or
>     * downloadable text form.
> Instructions and downloadable files for all are available at:
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/>
> WCAG 2.0 addresses accessibility of Web content for people with
> disabilities. It will apply to a wider range of Web technologies than
> 1.0, and is intended to be understandable to a wider audience.
> Note:
> Until WCAG 2.0 becomes a W3C Recommendation, WCAG 1.0 will continue to
> the current and stable document to use. Most Web sites that conform to
> 1.0 should not require significant changes in order to conform to WCAG
> and may not need any changes.
> This 27 April 2006 release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
> is a Last Call Working Draft by the Web Content Accessibility
> Working Group (part of the Web Accessibility Initiative). Publication
as a
> Last Call Working Draft indicates that the WCAG WG believes it has
> all substantive issues and that the document is stable (see below for
> information on subsequent stages). The first public Working Draft of
> 2.0 was published 25 January 2001.  Since then, the WCAG WG has
> nine Working Drafts, addressed more than 1,000 issues, and developed a
> variety of supporting resources for the guidelines.
> A good place to start a review of WCAG 2.0 is with the
> "Overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
> The Overview explains the relationships  between WCAG 2.0 and the
> documents, and links to the  current version of  each document.
> The Overview is available at:
>         <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20>
> The documents published on 27 April 2006:
>         - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
>           <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/>
>         - Understanding WCAG 2.0
>         - Techniques for WCAG 2.0
>           <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/>
> The WCAG WG believes that after Last Call, WCAG 2.0 will be ready to
move on
> to the remaining stages of the W3C Recommendation Track Process:
>   * Candidate Recommendation - when the WCAG WG will collect
> experience on use of WCAG 2.0 to design and evaluate Web content for
> accessibility;
>   * Proposed Recommendation - when W3C will seek endorsement of the
> specification from W3C Member organizations;
>   * Recommendation - when WCAG 2.0 will be published by   W3C as a
> report appropriate for widespread deployment and the promotion of
> mission.
> Note that the WCAG WG will start collecting implementation examples
early in
> the Last Call review period. Please visit the WAI home page for more
> information. <http://www.w3.org/WAI/>
> Additional information about the WCAG WG is available at:
>     <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/>
> A list of changes to WCAG 2.0 since the previous draft is available
>     <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/change-history.html>
> Note:
> This message may be circulated to other lists, avoiding cross-postings
> where possible.
> Thank you in advance for your comments,
> Wendy Chisholm - W3C Team Contact for WCAG WG
> Gregg Vanderheiden - Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of Trace R&D
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> John Slatin - Co-chair of WCAG WG, and Director of the Accessibility
> Institute at Univerity of Texas at Austin
> Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
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