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Re: WCAG and various Laws
From: Steve Green
Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:54AM
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The COI guidance to UK government departments has been updated to read
"Compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is acceptable at
Level Double-A of version 1.0 or the equivalent level in version 2.0."
The document is at
However, this is only guidance - it has no legal status.
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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
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: