WCAG 2.0 Working Draft May 2007: A closer look

Since learning about the May 2007 update of the WCAG 2.0 Working Draft, which I wrote about it WCAG 2.0 Working Draft updated, I've been trying to find time to read the whole thing in order to be able to write a more thorough piece on it. However, because of the size of the WCAG 2.0 documentation I just haven't been able to get through it yet.

You don't have to wait until I manage to read it, understand it, and write something about my opinion on it though. Jack Pickard has already done that work, and presents his verdict in WCAG 2.0: Woeful to Wonderful in One Easy Draft?, an article split into three pages (WCAG is a large document, so commenting on it may require using quite a few words after all).

Judging by the result of Jack's assessment, the updated WCAG 2.0 Working Draft is a vast improvement over the Working Draft released in April 2006:

I was critical of WCAG 2.0 before, and it deserved that criticism. Now, I'm prepared to praise it, because it deserves that praise.

What I've read of WCAG 2.0 so far is definitely much better than the April 2006 Working Draft, but I'm not going to stand up and praise it before I have read it thoroughly.

Posted on May 28, 2007 in Accessibility