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 Quicklinks, Accessibility