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Re: WCAG VPAT equivalent


From: Wyant, Jay (MNIT)
Date: Oct 30, 2013 1:49PM


Yes, of course you can use our VPAT document. And as I noted earlier, we will be updating the form along with guidance for the different parties in a VPAT. At that point I will announce it to the group along with a link for much appreciated feedback.


-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Sorensen [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 6:05 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] WCAG VPAT equivalent

Hi Everyone,
Lucy, thanks for the question. I've gleened a lot from checking out the checklists.
I'm appreciative of the creative commons licensing on the checklist from Brian Richwine.
Jay Wyant, can we re-use your WCAG 2.0 Level AA VPAT?

If there anything we are missing if we use WCAG 2.0 AA as our checklist for technology purchases, instead of Section 508 VPAT? I know they are becoming more and more similar, but for some reason I had in my mind that Section
508 was better for purchasing technology and WCAG was better for websites.
I'd love to be corrected because I find WCAG much more understandable (and perceivable, robust and operable) ;-)

Thanks! And thanks again for sharing resources!

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses www.pcc.edu/access Portland Community College
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