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Re: [Tidy-dev] Accessibility checking in Tidy

From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:50:55 -0500 (EST)
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To: Jason Thomas <jason@topic.com.au>
Cc: Terry Teague <terry_teague@users.sourceforge.net>, tidy-develop@lists.sourceforge.net, html-tidy@w3.org, chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca, mikes.lam@utoronto.ca
You raise a basic question: are the W3C guidelines sufficiently general to 
apply to non-U.S.  And, vice versa, are the W3C guidelines specific enough 
so that compliance with W3C accessibility guidelines is sufficient for U.S. 
federal guidelines?  I took a quick look at the w3c link below and didn't 
see any mention of the issue.

wondering out loud,

At 08:44 AM 11/5/2001 +1100, Jason Thomas wrote:
>They have the same sort of thing here in Australia as well.
>On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 01:36:16PM -0800, Terry Teague wrote:
> > In case you aren't familiar with accessibility checking, US law (the
> > Rehabilition Act) now requires that Federal agencies electronic and
> > information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. This
> > requirement is known as Section 508. For more info, visit :
> > <http://www.section508.gov>. Also the W3C has made recommendations in the
> > form of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - see
> > <http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/>.
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