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Re: WCAG and various Laws


From: Simius Puer
Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:36AM

Same goes for the UK Geof - WCAG 1.0 AA is cited as the baseline. Again, it
covers all websites that "provide a service" rather than just .gov websites
and it puts the onus on website owners to take "reasonable steps" in terms
of provision.

I can't quote the exact guidance note that goes along with the legislation
at the moment as it has changed ownership so many times in the last few
years...it used to be the remit of the e-Envoy until they were wound up in
2004 - it is now part of the Cabinet Office who issue the guidelines.

There's more info on the Direct Gov website if you need it: