Over the last several weeks, I had the great opportunity to interview Judy Brewer from the W3C about what is currently happening with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Because of the involvement of others on the Accessibility Task Force at the Web Standards Project, I decided to have the interview published there.
There has been much discussion and controversy surrounding WCAG 2.0 over the several years it has been in development. Conducting this interview helped me understand more about the W3C guideline development process and helped allay many of my concerns about the future of these guidelines. The W3C is doing much to make the standards better and to address the concerns that the development community has raised. While more needs to be done and we all need to become more involved in WCAG, I am rather optimistic at what these standards will bring.
And a big “Thank You” to Judy Brewer for taking the significant time to answer my questions.