Gateway to Techniques for WCAG 2.0

W3C Working Draft 03 September 2004

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Tom Croucher, University of Sunderland / Netalley Networks LLP
John Slatin, University of Texas


This document is intended to help authors of Web content who wish to claim conformance to "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0" [WCAG20]. The techniques in this document are neither guarantees of conformance nor the only way an author might produce conforming content. This document has two purposes:

Editorial Note: As work on the technology-specific checklists progresses, we expect to clearly distinguish between techniques required for conformance versus those that are optional. That distinction is not made in this Working Draft. The issue is captured as Issue #772 -"How do we make it clear that there are some techniques that are sufficient and some that are optional?"

Status of this Document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This document is prepared by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) to show the way a Gateway Document for Techniques for WCAG 2.0 might read. This draft is not yet based on consensus of the WCAG Working Group nor has it gone through W3C process.

This is the First Public Working Draft of Gateway to Techniques for WCAG 2.0. Its primary purpose is to show how success criterion and general techniques map to HTML and CSS Techniques. Only Guideline 1.1 is covered in this draft. In the future, the rest of the guidelines will be incorporated as well as other technologies such as SVG and SMIL. Please refer to "Techniques Gateway Issues" for a list of open issues related to this Working Draft. The WCAG WG intends to publish this as a Working Group Note at the same time or soon after WCAG 2.0 becomes a W3C Recommendation.

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress. A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents is available.

The Working Group welcomes comments on this document at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org. The archives for this list are publicly available. Archives of the WCAG WG mailing list discussions are also publicly available.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The goals of the WCAG WG are discussed in the Working Group charter. The WCAG WG is part of the WAI Technical Activity.

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