Checkpoint Mapping Between WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 Working Draft

This mapping shows where the WCAG 1.0 checkpoints appear in the WCAG 2.0 20 January 2001 Working Draft. The WCAG 2.0 Working Draft is prepared by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) to show how more generalized (less HTML-specific) WCAG checkpoints might read. The Working Draft is not based on consensus of the WCAG Working Group nor has it gone through W3C process. Checkpoints in the WCAG 2.0 Working Draft in no way supersede the checkpoints in WCAG 1.0.

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WCAG 2.0 Working Draft WCAG 1.0
1.1 Provide a text equivalent for all non-text content .
1.2 Synchronize text equivalents with multimedia presentations. 1.3 Synchronize a description of the essential visual information in multimedia presentations. 1.4 Use markup or a data model to provide the logical structure of content. 1.5 Separate content and structure from presentation. 1.6 Use device-independent event handlers. 1.7 Ensure that content remains accessible when newer technologies are not supported or turned off. 2.1 Provide consistent interaction behaviors and navigation mechanisms. 2.2 Minimize content that interferes with the user's ability to concentrate. 2.3 Give users control of mechanisms that cause extreme changes in context. 2.4 Give users control over how long they can spend reading or interacting with content. 2.5 If search functions are provided, provide a variety of search options for different skill levels and preferences. 3.1 Use consistent presentation. 3.2 Emphasize structure through presentation, positioning, and labels. 3.3 Write clearly and simply. 3.4 Use multimedia to illustrate concepts. 3.5 Summarize complex information. 3.6 Define key terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and specialized language. 3.7 Divide information into smaller, more manageable units. 4.1 Choose languages, API's, and protocols that support the use of these guidelines. 4.2 Use languages, API's, and protocols according to specification. 4.3 Design assistive-technology compatible user interfaces.

WCAG 1.0 checkpoints without a clear home

I did not assign the following WCAG 1.0 checkpoints to any WCAG 2.0 checkpoints because it was not clear where they fit.


$Date: 2001/01/23 21:24:13 $ Wendy Chisholm