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Re: timeframe for internal adoption of wcag 2.0


From: Sharron Rush
Date: Dec 18, 2008 1:10PM

Jennison Mark Asuncion wrote:
>Now that WCAG 2.0 is released, from a practical perspective (i.e.,
>taking into account any time required to review the guidelines,
>update in-house training material, etc.), I am curious as to what
>internal timeframe folks are working toward in terms of adopting and
>using these new guidelines for your own development and testing efforts?

The W3C has done a great job of providing materials to help folks
through the transition. At Knowbility, we have been urging gradual
transition for months, ever since the Guidelines reached Candidate
Recommendation. Many have made the transition within weeks. For
others, especially those who have not previously done accessibility
and/or for government agencies that rely on externally determined
standards, it will take longer. How much longer is a matter of the
project size and the internal knowledge, resources and will to make
the change.

The W3C provides a good overview of
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/from10/websites.html>;How to Transition
although it doesn't say much about a time frame.

And if you happen to be the evangelist in your organization, W3C has
also made available a number of
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/WCAG20_about/>;WCAG 2.0
presentations and videos to support your efforts. And I
wholeheartedly agree with others on this list who have noted the
relative clarity of the new guidelines, so I would encourage folks to
make the transition as soon as possible within your specific environment.


Sharron Rush | Executive Director | www.Knowbility.org | 512 305-0310
Equal access to technology for people with disabilities