Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques Updated March 2016

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Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques Updated March 2016

Michael Cooper-2
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

W3C WAI today published updates to two supporting documents for Web
Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0:
- Understanding WCAG 2.0 <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/>
- Techniques for WCAG 2.0 <https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/>

*Background*: WCAG 2.0 itself is a stable document that does not change.
The WCAG guidelines and success criteria are designed to be broadly
applicable to current and future web technologies, including dynamic
applications, mobile, digital television, etc. For an introduction to
the WCAG documents, see the WCAG Overview
<https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php>. The supporting resources
published today (called W3C Working Group Notes) provide specific
guidance -- including code examples, resources, and tests -- and are
updated periodically to cover current practices for meeting WCAG.

*Updates*: These updates include edits made in response to public
comments received on previous versions of the documents. These documents
are published approximately every six months in order to ensure that
these changes are reflected reasonably quickly. The next publication is
expected in September 2016.

*Comments*: Comments received by 17 May 2016 will be considered for the
next scheduled update. For ways to comment, see the instructions at

*About the URIs*: The first links above go to the latest version of the
documents. The "dated" versions are: -
https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20160317/ -
https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20160317/ The
difference between these links are explained in Referencing and Linking
to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for
your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.


Michael Cooper, WCAG WG W3C Staff Contact
Andrew Kirkpatrick, WCAG WG Chair
Joshue O Connor, WCAG WG Chair