I can't believe the year's almost done. I've been so busy working and traveling that I want to take this moment to catch up on some recent happenings. Most notably, the W3C announced on December 11th that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation. That means it's official. No more rounds of comments. Make it happen! I love their WCAG 2.0 quick reference guide that lets you easily customize what material to display and provides links to examples of what to do and what not to do. The other item of note is the publication of Universal Design for Web Applications: Web Applications That Reach Everyone, a book written by Matt May and Wendy Chisholm. I was a technical editor for the book and am pleased with how it turned out. I think Matt and Wendy did a great job packing lots of useful information on accessible and mobile Web development into a compact number of pages. Perhaps I'm biased, so you can check out this recent review of the book. On that pleasant note, I wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2009, here we come!