I’m so excited and pleased to announce after many years in the making that the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is now a full blown official Web Standard.
WCAG 2.0 guides developers in how to develop their Web sites so that they’re accessible to the most people possible (especially people with disabilities).
My friend and W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Education & Outreach Coordinator Shawn Henry recently put out a call to action:
Let’s work together as a community to make WCAG 2.0 a unifying force for web accessibility. There are so many websites and exciting new web applications being created today with accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for some people with disabilities to use them. Let’s change that, with WCAG 2.0.
Matt May has a good post about WCAG 2.0 being done at the Web Standards Project.
My congrats to the W3C, all my friends at WAI, and in the WCAG Working Group. I know how hard you’ve all been working to make WCAG 2.0 a success. Now lets get it out there and have lots and lots of people start using it.