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Re: WCAG and various Laws
From: Geof Collis
Date: Mar 30, 2010 8:12AM
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Thanks, very difficult to navigate and understand pdf document though.
Would the "equivalent" be WCAG 2.0 AA or A though?
At 08:52 AM 3/30/2010, you wrote:
>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: