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Instructions for the "About WCAG 2.0" Presentation

NOTE: Much of this presentation is outdated. For new material, see “WCAG 2 Presentations” at www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20/Overview

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The About WCAG 2.0 presentation is available in 2 formats:

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The About WCAG 2.0 Presentation

About WCAG 2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is a presentation that covers the benefits of WCAG 2.0, shortcuts for using WCAG 2.0, how it differs from WCAG 1.0, and other topics listed in the outline below. It does not cover the actual requirements in WCAG 2.0, WCAG 1.0, the basics of Web accessibility, the business case for accessibility, policies, laws, or other aspects of accessibility.

The presentation "slides" and extensive notes are designed for presenters to use for their own presentations on WCAG 2.0. The presentation is also available for anyone who wants to use it to learn about WCAG 2.0.

A video presentation with audio and slides and a text transcript of a presentation similar to this one is online. Note that the video is from June 2007 and some information may have changed since then.

IMPORTANT: Notes Section

The slides themselves have limited text so that participants do not have to read much during a presentation. The Notes section contains important information.

Make sure you read the notes for each slide. The first one starts with: [NOTES SECTION: This is where the important information is for each slide.].

To view the Notes:

Advice for Presenters

Permission and Reference

If you plan to use this material for a presentation, please let us know by sending an email to wai-eo-editors@w3.org (a publicly-archived list), or if you do not want it public send it to wai@w3.org. Following your presentation, we would appreciate knowing how many people attended, what questions they had, and such. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions for the presentation.

The About WCAG 2.0 presentation material is copyright© W3C and licensed under the W3C Document License, with the exception of some of the images. Additionally, you are granted permission to create modifications or derivatives of the material.

All that means that you can copy, change, translate, distribute, and present the About WCAG 2.0 presentation material as long as you include the reference information below as source material:

About WCAG 2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, S.L. Henry, ed. W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio), September 2007. www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_about/


Credits for the images and information on permission to use the images are included in the Notes section where the image first appears.

Contents Outline

Below is an outline of the main topics covered in the presentation, along with the slide numbers:

Who Develops the Presentation

This presentation was developed by Shawn Lawton Henry with contributions from participants of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG). Dr. Wayne Dick and Justin Thorp worked on the HTML/CSS version.

Comments are welcome to: wai-eo-editors@w3.org.


We chose to provide the About WCAG 2.0 presentation in some common formats that would meet the needs of a range of presenters. Mention or use of software products or formats in this document does not indicate endorsement by W3C. W3C does not endorse specific vendor products or proprietary formats.