Joe Dolson recently completed an excellent four part series published on the Practical eCommerce web site. Another great read from Joe,highly recommended. The articles cover the following four fundamental principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2):
- Is it perceivable?
- Is it operable?
- Is it understandable?
- Is it robust?
Here are the articles:
Joe was a guest back in 2007 in Podcast: #41: The Definition of Web Accessibility
IBM interviews Judy Brewer in WCAG 2.0 and the future of Web accessibility: Q and A (Part 1).
In the article, Judy explains:
- The primary differences between WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0.
- some of the challenges your Working Group faced in developing the new standard.
The article is published under the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center, an excellent source of information for computer-related accessibility in general.
WebAIM has recently published a valuable WCAG 2.0 Checklist—objective recommendations, or techniques, under each Success Criteria item for each Guideline. Like WCAG 2, the Guidelines are organized under the four principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust. WebAIM is asking for feedback on the list.
In WebAIM’s words, the checklist is described as:
a simple checklist that presents the principles and techniques of WCAG 2.0 in a more user-friendly, understandable format
Yes, it’s now official! At last. WCAG 2.0 has been officially published as a final Web Standard “W3C Recommendation” on December 11, 2008. For more, read the W3C blog announcement A New Era for Web Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 is Finalized.