What Comes After WCAG 2.0?

What Comes After WCAG 2.0? 

Recording Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Andrew Kirkpatrick, 
Group Product Manager, Accessibility, Adobe
Target Audience: Web developers, content providers, anyone who uses WCAG 2.0 
Skill Level: Intermediate 

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An update to WCAG 2.0 is in the works and the new version, WCAG 2.1, is expected to be published mid-2018. The development of WCAG 2.1 will focus on existing gaps in WCAG 2.0, particularly issues related to touch interfaces, small screen sizes, and issues impacting users with low vision and cognitive disabilities. This talk will share updates on the progress, what is expected to stay the same and what may change, and what the future after WCAG 2.1 may look like.

This webinar will cover:

What needs to be improved with WCAG 2.0?
What is planned for updates to WCAG?
How are updates being worked on?
Goals for updates.
Review of changes.


  • Gain an understanding of the limitations in WCAG 2.0 that resulted in a need for an update
  • Learn about some new success criteria
  • Hear how to get involved in the update process

Speaker Bio:

Andrew Kirkpatrick has worked on accessibility at Adobe since 2005. He is currently responsible for overall strategy and management regarding Adobe's accessibility work, including standards and programs. Along with Joshue O Connor, Andrew is Chair of the WCAG Working Group at the W3C.


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