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.

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 (14 November 2016) Projection
FPWD Review CR PR Rec Note
WCAG 2.1 February 2017 January 2018 April 2018 June 2018
Accessibility Conformance Testing Framework 1.0 February 2018 October 2018 March 2019 October 2019
Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 October 2019 April 2020 August 2020 November 2020
WCAG 2.2 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
Understanding WCAG 2.0 January and July yearly March and September yearly
WCAG 2.0 Techniques January and July yearly March and September yearly