14 INTRODUCTION TO WCAG 2.0

by Mark Urban and Michael R. Burks

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Working Draft (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/) is a new set of guidelines for making the content on websites accessible to people with disabilities. This Working Draft evolved from the current WCAG 1.0 (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/), which was published in 1999. WCAG 2.0 is an attempt to make the guidelines more robust, measurable, and technology-independent. In addition, more supporting information is incorporated into WCAG 2.0 than was present in WCAG 1.0.

These guidelines are being developed by a group representing industry, government, educational, and nonprofit interests. The official name of the group is the Web Content Accessibility ...

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