Podcast #55: WCAG Samurai

The WCAG Samurai is an “independent group of developers convened in 2006” and headed up by Joe Clark, accessibility guru. In this podcast, Dennis and Ross discuss the WCAG Samurai’s errata to the W3C’s WCAG 1.0 web accessibility guidelines. This includes:

  • what it is and if we should use it
  • discussing the 12 main points
  • which WCAG 1.0 Priority 3 guidelines to ignore

Download Web Axe Episode 55 (WCAG Samurai)

The WCAG 1 + Samurai Guidelines

  1. Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content
  2. Don’t rely on colour alone
  3. Use markup and stylesheets and do so properly
  4. Clarify natural-language usage
  5. Create tables that transform gracefully
  6. Ensure that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully
  7. Ensure user control of time-sensitive content changes
  8. Design for device-independence
  9. Use interim solutions
  10. Use W3C technologies and guidelines
  11. Provide context and orientation information

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2 comments

  1. Joe

    I dunno. Did it ever occur to you to get me on the blower to talk about the Samurai Errata? I am the non-secret member of the Samurai.

    Or would going to the source have been too journalistic for a podcast?

  2. Dennis Lembree

    Actually, no, we didn’t think of inviting you Joe! Actually, I believe a review of the Samurai Errata strictly from a third-party is best. You’re welcome to send any audio comments of our review to play on a subsequent podcast. We’ll definitely keep you in mind as a guest for future podcasts–look for an email from Ross or myself!

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