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Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Patrick H. Lauke, Jim Thatcher, Shawn Lawton Henry, Cynthia D. Waddell, Bruce Lawson, Michael R. Burks, Christian Heilmann, Mark Urban, Richard Rutter, Bob Regan

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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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