A group led by Joe Clark and calling itself the WCAG Samurai has taken a stand against the much criticized WCAG by issuing a set of “errata” for the guidelines. Start with the Introduction to WCAG Samurai Errata for WCAG 1.0 and then read the complete errata.
This is a powerful idea for a way to make (or force) change. There will be lots of blogging, conference talks, and other noise about the work of the WCAG Samurai in the future, and I fully expect it to create change within the “official” world of WCAG guideline drafting.
The great thing about errata is that you have to give the corrected information in connection with the notice of the error. Maybe the Democrats should come up with a list of errata for the Bush administration. With specific corrections for each mistake. Might make an interesting party platform.
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Instead of just throwing your weight behind the WCAG Samurai, have you read the latest draft of WCAG 2.0 and its supplemental documents? Check out the quick reference. They have made a lot of improvements. Make comments and send them into the WCAG WG.
You have a good point, Justin, and a lot of people have done just that.
I believe that people need to be aware of the current running below the surface on issues such as the adoption of WCAG 2.0 or HTML 5. These issues affect our daily work flow and we, as web designers, need to pay attention to what’s happening. So I’ll keep pointing out the news stories in this arena, as my part of spreading the information.
Readers may be interested in the comments found about this topic at 456 Berea Street. Justin Thorp has a long comment there, as does Lars Gunter. Both worth reading.