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RE: are accessibility audits mandetory in any nation?


From: Webb, KerryA
Date: Sep 4, 2006 6:10PM

Raena wrote:
> On 9/5/06, Webb, KerryA < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > > Is in any country accessibility audits are made mandatory for
> > > websites in order to enforce the respective accessibility laws?
> > >
> >
> > There's no requirement for audits in Australia.
> Well, depends on who's requiring it and in what context. The Federal
> Government's minimum standard says that sites must be tested, and this
> been so since 2000.
> http://www.agimo.gov.au/practice/mws/accessibility
> Generally speaking, when considering the DDA's statements about the
> requirement to make 'reasonable adjustments,' I think it'd be hard to
> argue
> that testing your adjustments wouldn't be a necessary part of the

The question was about audits being mandatory, and that was what I was

There's no argument about the requirement for testing as a part of site
development - either in the Commonwealth or in other jurisdictions.

(which I speak particularly of the experience of the ACT Government)

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