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From: Wayne Dick
Date: Dec 23, 2009 4:27PM


The w3c and the US Government have come up with
Standards. 508 is dated, but WCAG 2.0 Level AA is
straight forward and modern.

The idea that "blind, deaf,disabled, etc.
associations came together and drew up a reference
list of techniques that we developers could use"
misses the point that they already have. WCAG 2.0
Level AA is the result.

It is not easy reading, but developers read all
kinds of other technical references without
blinking. It is no harder or easier to learn WCAG
2.0 than it is to learn Flash, Ajax or XML. If
your are going to develop accessible content, you
need to understand accessibility at that technical
level. It's an important technical part of being a
competent modern developer.

Wayne









Bevi Chagnon | PubCom wrote:
> As a govt contractor & consultant, it would be great if the blind, deaf,
> disabled, etc. associations came together and drew up a reference list of
> techniques that we developers could use. It sure would help us give the
> community better websites, PDFs, and electronic documents.
>
> And it would help me cite specific techniques and recommendations when
> teaching or writing up best practices for my clients.
>
> Maybe an umbrella group could facilitate this, sort of how the W3C works.
>
> Randy, given that you head up AADB, I think this might be right up your
> alley!
>
> --Bevi
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Randall Pope
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:50 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Headings
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> I too would like to see a reference list. At least we all won't be going
> around in circles, trying to figure what apply what.
>
> With Warm Regards,
> Randall "Randy" Pope
> American Association of the Deaf-Blind
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