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From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Mon, Oct 15 2012 10:06AM
Subject: Fwd: WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
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>From: Shawn Henry < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>To: WAI Interest Group < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>Subject: WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
>
>Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
>
>We are please to announce that today W3C and JTC1, a joint technical
>committee of ISO and IEC, announced formal approval of Web Content
>Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International
>Standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012.
>
>"This important accessibility standard, which is already widely
>deployed internationally, can now benefit from additional formal
>recognition from ISO/IEC national bodies," noted Jeff Jaffe, W3C
>CEO. "Such recognition is expected to increase internationally
>harmonized uptake of WCAG 2.0 by governments, business, and the
>broader Web community."
>
>ISO/IEC 40500 is exactly the same as the original WCAG 2.0 from the
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which is freely available from:
><http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/>;
> Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting
> ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are available from the WCAG Overview at:
><http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>;
>
>The full press release is here:
><http://www.w3.org/2012/07/wcag2pas-pr.html>;
>
>A blog open for comments is here:
><http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/wcag_20_is_now_also_isoiec_405.html>;
>(short URI: <http://bit.ly/wcag2isoB>;)
>
>Tweet: <https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/257842562205904896>
>
>Please let us know if you have any questions.
>Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
>cross-postings where possible.
>
>Regards,
>~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Education & Outreach
> Judy Brewer, WAI Director
>
>
>
>-----
>Shawn Lawton Henry
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>e-mail: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>phone: +1.617.395.7664
>about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/