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Re: timeframe for internal adoption of wcag 2.0


From: Christophe Strobbe
Date: Dec 18, 2008 1:15PM


At 05:58 17/12/2008, you wrote:
>Now that WCAG 2.0 is released, from a practical perspective (i.e., taking
>into account any time required to review the guidelines, update in-house
>training material, etc.), I am curious as to what internal timeframe folks
>are working toward in terms of adopting and using these new guidelines for
>your own development and testing efforts?

I know of one certification organisation in Belgium that updated
their guidelines and testing to a draft of WCAG 2.0 in 2006, so the
migration to the official recommendation is already partly done.
(Although one migth argue about how big that part really is.)
But countries where English is not an official language would also be
interested in translations. I'm already aware of discussions about a
French and a Dutch translation.
I also expect to see discussions about a German translations quite
soon, but people will also be adapting the criteria for the yearly
BIENE awards (awards for accessible websites) and mapping documents
like the one at

Best regards,


>Jennison Asuncion
>Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network http://www.adaptech.org
>LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennison

Christophe Strobbe
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