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Re: WCAG and various Laws


From: Geof Collis
Date: Mar 30, 2010 10:45AM

After poking around a bit I found that many weren't that recent so
not very helpful to my cause.

I did find this in a Google:

Accessibility of Australian Government websites was mandated as an
opt-out arrangement by the Secretaries ICT Governance Board (SIGB) in
December 2009.
Compliance will be required at Level A by 2012, and Double A by 2015.


I'm still trying to track down an article that mentioned a European
Country had updated its Law to WCAG 2.0 AA, at least that's what I
remember, if anyone else has info that'd be great.



At 11:40 AM 3/30/2010, you wrote:

>At 16:39 30/03/2010, Simius Puer wrote:
> >Hi Geof
> >
> > >From experience you are right on the mark with WCAG 2.0 being the 'norm'
> >(with WCAG 1.0 AA preceding that) for the more technically advanced
> >countries to hang their legislation off of.
> >
> >Have you checked out http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/ ? This has great
> >background on specific country legislation and the issuing body.
>It looks outdated. For example, it still says that France has no
>legislation on web accessibility.
>(The bottom of the page says it has not been updated since 2006.)
>Best regards,
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