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Re: Native or web?


From: glen walker
Date: Jan 29, 2019 11:34AM

My previous comment was more intended to imply that both you and Joe were
correct. As we know, interpreting accessibility can sometimes be

However, as far as the name WCAG goes, because WCAG 1.0 was very
web-centric and not technology agnostic, the "Web" in WCAG made sense.
However, when WCAG 2.0 came out, it was (intentionally) made more "generic"
and not web-centric. However, the name WCAG was already there so continued
to be used, even though the guidelines are not intended for web only. They
certainly should be used for non-web content too.

Perhaps someone involved in the specs for both WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 could
comment further on the history.

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 9:54 AM Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Am I also technically correct in saying that WCAG - the Web Content
> Accessibility Guidelines - are meant to apply to "Web Content", and that
> native apps are not necessarily "Web Content"?