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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG)

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Announcements and Meetings

9 January 2015: the Working Group has published public review versions of Understanding WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.0 Techniques. Comments should be made by 27 January 2015.

Comments are accepted at any time even if the formal comment period has expired. Comments received on a draft that is about to be republished may be treated as comments on the subsequent draft.

Publications

WCAG 2.0 was published as a W3C Recommendation 11 December 2008. This document is accompanied by other support materials (updated 16 September 2014) produced by the WCAG Working Group:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is the normative document; the rest are supporting documents.

Please view the public comment instructions if you would like to comment to the Working Group. Comments submitted are publicly available in the archive for the WCAG 2.0 public comments mailing list.

WCAG WG Meetings

The WCAG WG meets Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time (UTC 15:00 to 16:30 during Standard Time; UTC 16:00 to 17:30 during Daylight Time). To find what time this is in your region, please consult the world clock time zone converter.

Teleconferences are conducted via WebEx. You may join using computer audio or request a dialout to a phone number of your choice using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Meeting online, entering the password sent in the agenda. If you need to dial into the phone service, dial +1-617-324-0000 and enter passcode 642 418 206 (autodial: +1-617-324-0000,,,642418206#).

We use IRC during meetings and for discussion during the week. This channel is only for members of the Working Group. IRC server: irc.w3.org:6665, channel #wai-wcag. More info about irc is available from IRC help.

Minutes from previous meetings are available.

Current Work

WCAG 2.0

Editors' sources for the WCAG specifications are maintained in the W3C WCAG GitHub repository. GitHub users can watch this repository and send pull requests.

Guidelines

Understanding WCAG 2.0

Techniques for WCAG 2.0

Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT)

Testing WCAG 2.0

The Test Samples Development Task Force previously developed some preliminary tests.

Translations of WCAG 2.0

Translations of WCAG 2.0 have been undertaken to increase awareness and facilitate feedback on the drafts. The WCAG 2.0 translations page lists translations that are available at this time.

WCAG 1.0

Publications

Related documents

The following documents are not published by the WCAG WG but the Working Group is involved in the development of content.

About WCAG WG

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) is to develop guidelines to make Web content accessible for people with disabilities.

Chair and Contacts

Charter

Current WCAG WG charter

Task Forces

The HTML 5 Techniques for WCAG 2.0 Task Force will develop techniques for authors to make HTML 5 content conform to WCAG 2.0.

The Mobile Accessibility Task Force (Mobile A11Y TF) will produce techniques, understanding and guidance documents as well as updates to existing related W3C / WAI material that addresses the mobile space.

The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (COGA TF) will draft proposed guidance and techniques to make web content, content authoring, and user agent implementation accessible and more useable by people with cognitive and learning disabilities.

Mailing Lists

When using the WCAG WG mailing list:

  1. Treat other list members with respect.
  2. Keep comments within the scope of this group (see WCAG WG Charter).
  3. When raising an issue:
    • provide a clear subject line including the checkpoint(s) it relates to;
    • explain the issue briefly;
    • propose a brief & specific solution;
    • for longer comments, put a summary at the beginning.
  4. When replying:
    • keep your reply comments near the top of a message;
    • only quote essential parts of a previous message;
    • if there are multiple topics, break them into separate emails to facilitate threading and to keep the subject line accurate.
  5. Please send any questions about the WCAG WG mailing list itself to the Chairs or Team Contact, not the whole list.
  6. No soliciting.

Participation

Patent Disclosures

W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.

Additional Information