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Following a conversation with Judy Brewer from the W3C back in February, Jared Smith had the chance to interview her and submit some probing questions about what’s happening with WCAG 2.0. Thanks Judy…and nice one Jared! See the interview with Judy Brewer on WCAG 2.0 in our WaSP Asks the W3C section.

Update: Judy clarified that, although she did check with the co-chairs of the WCAG Working Group and some other W3C staff, the answers are primarily her take on things…so I’ve amended the entry accordingly.

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#1 On May 6th, 2007 8:19 am Joe Clark replied:

In what respect were those questions “probing”? They were mostly restatements of “Your process really is so strong it will nullify all the objections to WCAG 2, isn’t it?”

#2 On May 7th, 2007 6:25 am Lars Gunther replied:

I found this interview interesting. Judy Brewer claims that they have listened to the criticism they got and made significant alterations to WCAG 2.0. When the next version is revealed we will know if it is true. Until then it is premature to judge the working group.

#3 On May 7th, 2007 7:53 am Chris Boudy replied:

I think one of the main things I appreciated about the interview was the fact that the WCAG 2 guidelines will be alot more understandable and there will be enhanced support material that comes with it.

#4 On May 7th, 2007 1:36 pm James Golden replied:

I am remaining optimistic that the WCAG 2 will be “right” at the time it’s released. They are asking for everone’s insight, so as long as we keep mentioning issues that are relevant to us, let’s hope 90% gets acted upon. Hey, at least they haven’t given up.

#5 On May 7th, 2007 5:16 pm Richard replied:

Someone has to come up with a name for this kind of thing. A blurb talking about an interview, 11 LINKS in the blurb, and only ONE, mid-sentence, links directly to the thing you’re talking about. For a standards group, you rate pretty low on usability.

#6 On May 7th, 2007 8:07 pm patrick h. lauke replied:

i only count four links in the blurb…

#7 On May 8th, 2007 7:01 am Robert Wellock replied:

So it appears like they are having second thoughts about the idiotic “baseline” system, which should be interesting.

#8 On May 11th, 2007 4:31 pm WebAIM: Blog - What’s happening with WCAG 2.0? replied:

[...] Read the interview on the Web Standards Project web site [...]

#9 On May 12th, 2007 8:03 pm Richard replied:

I was referring to the whole thing (including the black) as the “blurb”. So there’s 11. And regardless, the link to the story (the most likely destination of a person visiting this page) is one of the least prominent elements on the page. Again, poor choice.

I wonder if I can coin a term here. Link roulette? Link madness? Red herring links?

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