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Re: WCAG and various Laws


From: Geof Collis
Date: Mar 30, 2010 9:12AM

Thanks to all the responses, I was hoping that I could find some
concrete information that WCAG 2.0 Level AA was the benchmark around
the World for compliance to use in my argument to our
Provincial Governments upcoming Law for web accessibility, you might
remember me saying they are debating whether to stop at Level A as
the minimum. A number of groups are lobbying them to go to Level AA.

I seem to remember reading an article where Sweden or some country
upped theirs from A to AA recently, will have to go looking for it.



At 09:58 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."
> >
>Thanks for that Steve - must have missed that one being issued *looks rather
>That is however only aimed at the public sector websites - the Code of
>Practice that goes along with the DDA is a different set of documents. The
>latest CoPs can be found here:
>Regarding the debate on what is "equivalent" between WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 - the
>technical detail is a little bit of a mute point, although it obviously
>needs to be addressed if you are moving the compliance focus from one to the
>other. AA from WCAG 1.0 is the same as AA in WCAG 2.0 in the broad terms of
>which disability groups it is trying to cater for, which in my opinion, is
>the most important factor when addressing accessibility rather than looking
>at individual checkpoints.