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WCAG2 notes updating – PDFs and accessibility

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The W3C WAI has announced a Call for Review of updates to two supporting documents for Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0. Note that this is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document, see: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ .

The supporting documents (W3C Notes) are very useful and practical documents which are updated periodically to reflect current practices and technologies. These draft updates include addition of techniques to help make PDFs more accessible.

The draft updates are available for review as Editors’ Drafts, and the changes are highlighted in tracked-changed versions at:

Techniques for WCAG 2.0 Editors’ Draft : http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20110621/complete-diff.html

Understanding WCAG 2.0 Editors’ Draft : http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20110621/complete-diff.html

If you are interested in this topic see also an item about PDFs  on the Accessibility blog by Andrew Downie at: http://accessiblecli.wordpress.com/latest-news-2/#pdftechniques

Written by Evan Bailey

June 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Accessibility, Standards

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