For those of you (like me) who are interested in Accessibility and/or need to ensure your websites remain in compliance with section 508 you'll be interested to know that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was published as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on Nov. 3, 2008. This means that the technical material of WCAG 2.0 is complete and it has been implemented in real sites. WCAG 2.0 has now been submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) membership for final review and endorsement, and final publication is expected in December 2008.

WCAG 2.0 defines how to make Web sites, Web applications, and other Web content accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines and extensive technical supporting documentation was developed as part of the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative.

 Over the next few weeks I'll be posting more information as these guidlines become ratified and also discussing ways to ensure your sites are ready for the new requirements!!

 

Stay tuned!!

-Pat Weikle