Today, they announced that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 has passed into the Proposed Recommendation phase of the standards process.
Congrats to all my friends at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)! Judy, Shawn, Shadi, Michael C. and others, I lift my glass to you.
This is the last step before WCAG 2.0 is completely and finally done. They expect it to reach the final stage of the process and be an official W3C Recommendation (standard) by December.
This is AWESOME! WCAG 2.0 is set of guidelines for making your content accessible so that regardless of how someone views your content or whether or not that user has a disability.
If we’re going to be in the business of making content on the Web, I think it’s important that we make it in a way so that we can have the biggest possible audience. Getting the most users is the name of the game. So… making sure the content is accessible to everyone is crucial.
WCAG 2.0 is a long long long long time in the making. It’s definitely exciting to see that’s it’s just about done.
Hopefully now starts an even bigger outreach effort to tell the world about WCAG 2.0 and what it has to offer.