You wait ages for exciting stories about web accessibility, and then two come at once.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement about amazon.com reworking their site to be accessible, comes the news that the revised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) finally became a candidate recommendation today.
The news came as a bit of a surprise to the web accessibility community, as it was rumoured that the last draft received a considerable number of comments that needed addressing before the guidelines could become a recommendation.
The Swedish accessibility expert, Olaf Pirol was appointed by the the WCAG working group to go through them. After a 48-hour stint on the guidelines, checking comments, removing a couple of success criteria, and adding two or three others, Olaf declared WCAG 2.0 good to go.