WCAG 2.0 released today

In a surprise move, the W3C today (April 1, 2007) announced the Final Recommendation of the long-awaited new version of its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.0.

I don’t have any more information than that at the moment, but I am told that those who are interested in learning more about the new version of WCAG should keep an eye on WCAG 2.0 - Finally Here!.

Well, who could have imagined something like this. After years of work and much controversy and discussion in the community… bang, it’s done. We all have quite a bit of reading ahead of us.

Update: Gez Lemon provides a little more info in WCAG 2.0 Becomes a Candidate Recommendation.

Update (2007-04-10): Yes, this was an April Fool’s joke. No WCAG 2 yet.

Posted on April 1, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks


  1. I hate the first of April.

  2. April 1, 2007 by Marty

    I dunno if you are the prankster or got pranked :P

  3. April April! :-)

  4. April 1, 2007 by ErikHK

    hmm, the link goes to accessify, then to box of chocolates, einfach-fuer-alle.de, Bruce Lawson, juicy studio, and then back to accessify again. ^^

  5. I was up after midnight and some people were really fast in posting their april 1st pranks. Truth be told, I’m starting to get a little tired of the same kind of pranks each year…

  6. …and round and round we go! I went on straight to the “web-ring” model perpetum mobile from my RSS aggregator so I didnt see all the comments before I already got fooled.

  7. I’d love to say I wasn’t fooled when I read this on my RSS reader, but I have to admit you got me. I was wondering when I could make time to sit down and read them all…

    Congrats - all the others I spotted a mile off!

  8. The give away for me was that Oli Farlop is an anagram. Oh that it was true ;-)

  9. hehe :-)

  10. Finally read up on the lit and I think there are few bad recommendations in there, but I also think there are many good recommendations which aren’t there but should be. The HTML needs improving before much more recommending on it’s use should be done though.

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