Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) Project Plan

This page contains the project plan for the proposed Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG). The plan includes information about specifications and milestones indicated in the AGWG Charter. The dates below are tentative, used for internal planning purposes, and may change.

As stated in the charter, the intent of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is to publish updated guidance for accessibility on a regular interval. Currently the Working Group believes that that interval will be approximately three years and will start with WCAG 2.1 in June 2018. This timeline is not firmly set at this time because the Working Group needs greater input from stakeholders on the timeline and because the process of publishing WCAG 2.1 may offer additional information and experience that will guide the updating of the timeline.

The milestones section shows possible dates for a WCAG 2.2 Recommendation. The Working Group is unable to determine whether an additional dot-release update to WCAG 2.x will be necessary before the Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 is ready for release, but dates for the WCAG 2.2 release are provided on a provisional basis.

Milestones

The Working Group charter proposed initial milestones. Updates to those milestones will be provided here as needed.

Milestones
Specification Status (7 January 2019) Projection
FPWD CR PR Rec Note
Accessibility Conformance Testing Framework 1.0 February 2018 October 2018January 2019 March 2019 October 2019
WCAG 2.2 Under incubation, not yet chartered deliverable, timeline is proposed for future work. Currently unclear if needed, will depend on progress of Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 and the outcome of WCAG 2.1. If determined to be needed. February 2020 October 2021 February 2021 March 2021
Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 Under incubation, not yet chartered deliverable, timeline is proposed for future work. October 2019 April 2021 August 2021 November 2021
Requirements for Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 Being maintained as a Community Group draft report, not intended to published to TR. Originally published August 2018, update planned for March 2019. August 2018
Understanding WCAG 2.1 Content updated weekly.
WCAG 2.1 Techniques Content updated weekly.

Note: Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0 are no longer maintained on the Technical Reports Page. Understanding WCAG 2.1 and WCAG 2.1 Techniques replaces these.

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