The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) announced last Friday that WCAG 2.0 has become a candidate recommendation.
Author: Gez Lemon
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) finally became a candidate recommendation last Friday. The news came as a surprise to the web accessibility community, as it was rumoured that the working group received a considerable number of comments from the last draft that needed addressing before the guidelines could move to candidate recommendation. Fortunately, Oli Farlop, a well-respected accessibility expert, rose to the challenge and offered his services to the WCAG working group. After a gruelling 48-hour stint on the guidelines, checking comments were dealt with sufficiently, the removal of some success criteria, and addition of a few others, Oli declared WCAG 2.0 good to go.