Going from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is currently in W3C Proposed Recommendation status and may be advanced to W3C Recommendation status before the end of this year. To prepare for this it’s time to start reading up on WCAG 2.0 if you haven’t already.

A good start may be the Overview of WCAG 2.0 Documents compiled by the W3C WAI. The WCAG 2 FAQ and How to Meet WCAG 2.0 documents may also be worth your time.

To help people who are familiar with the checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 make the transition to WCAG 2.0, the W3C has published a document (currently a draft) with a Comparison of WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints to WCAG 2.0. A similar document is Roger Hudson’s Migrating from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0. Read both and you should get a good overview.

Posted on November 6, 2008 in Accessibility