I have attended several meetings recently where clients have stated that they need their sites to comply with WCAG 2.0 – “as this is now the current guideline”. For Australian websites, this is NOT correct. At present, all Australian websites must meet WCAG 1.0 guidelines. As the Australian Human Rights Commission website states:
We are continuing to engage in a process of broad-based consultation, and at this stage we have not finalised a view on any specific aspect of WCAG2.0. Our plan at this stage is to develop a draft revision of our Web Advisory Note that can be circulated initially to governments throughout Australia, and then to the community for a period of public comment that will inform the production of a final revision.
Until we are in a position to make comprehensive recommendations for the implementation of WCAG2.0, our referenced benchmark for website accessibility continues to be WCAG1.0, with Level AA of WCAG1.0 being the minimum conformance level that we recommend.