W3C’s WAI WCAG 2.0

What the hell does that title mean? To translate, it means that (warning: read slowly if this is all new to you!):

The The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is on the verge of releasing the first major update (since 1999) to their Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) under their movement called the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

The nearly complete revision of the “official” guidelines on web accessibility has taken a big hit from Joe Clark, a well-know accessibility and standards guru. I find the guidelines pretty technical, quite extensive, and organized from a different perspective. But at least the Checklist is still quite usable.

I’m not defending the W3C, but I suppose the lengthy time it took and the wordy, complex language is a product of the massive, highly corporate authoring process. Sad, but true.

Overview of WCAG 2.0 Documents

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