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From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:54PM


I find it interesting that in Canada web accessibility is being dealt with
on a provincial level rather than something that is uniform throughout
Canada. Let me know if I'm not totally understanding this.
Chuck
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geof Collis" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] WCAG and various Laws


> 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.
>
> cheers
>
> Geof
>
>
>
>
> 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
>>sheep-faced*!
>>
>>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:
>>http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/information-for-advisers/codes-of-practice/
>>
>>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.
>>
>>
>>