WCAG 2.0 finally a W3C Recommendation

Today the W3C announced that Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) is now a W3C Recommendation. The announcement is available in W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web.

It has taken a long, long time for WCAG 2.0 to reach this stage, but now the wait is over. If you’re still procrastinating like I was, stop it and start reading up on Going from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0.

Lately I’ve been diving into WCAG 2.0 to learn what’s new and different from WCAG 1.0. I like that there are many examples of how to meet the guidelines as well as how not to meet them. It’s good that the purpose of each guideline is explained and that there are examples of how not meeting a particular guideline can cause problems for people with disabilities.

WCAG 2.0 can still be improved, but I think it is a major step forward from WCAG 1.0.

Posted on December 11, 2008 in Accessibility, Web Standards