WCAG 2.0 is a set of technical guidelines for web accessibility.
In a previous article, we discussed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), how they came into being, and why it’s is the world’s most universally accepted set of web accessibility guidelines.
There are not one but two versions of WCAG: 1.0 and 2.0. (In fact, very soon there will be a 2.1 update.) And while WCAG 1.0 was certainly groundbreaking and critically important when it was first developed in 1999, today it’s old news.
WCAG 2.0 was released in 2008, almost a decade after the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) first created its expert-sourced set of accessibility standards for the Internet. Version 2.0 was designed to completely replace WCAG 1.0, and for good reason. In many ways, the first set of standards had become obsolete.