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Fwd: WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

From: Jennifer Sutton <jsuttondc@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:07:26 -0700
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>Dear WAI-Engage:

I thought I'd share this message, in case you have not seen it elsewhere.

>From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
>To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Subject: WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
>Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
>We are please to announce that today W3C and JTC1, a joint technical 
>committee of ISO and IEC, announced formal approval of Web Content 
>Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International 
>Standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012.
>"This important accessibility standard, which is already widely 
>deployed internationally, can now benefit from additional formal 
>recognition from ISO/IEC national bodies," noted Jeff Jaffe, W3C 
>CEO. "Such recognition is expected to increase internationally 
>harmonized uptake of WCAG 2.0 by governments, business, and the 
>broader Web community."
>ISO/IEC 40500 is exactly the same as the original WCAG 2.0 from the 
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which is freely available from:
>  Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting 
> ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are available from the WCAG Overview at:
>The full press release is here:
>A blog open for comments is here:
>(short URI: <http://bit.ly/wcag2isoB>)
>Tweet: <https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/257842562205904896>
>Please let us know if you have any questions.
>Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
>cross-postings where possible.
>~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Education & Outreach
>   Judy Brewer, WAI Director
>Shawn Lawton Henry
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>e-mail: shawn@w3.org
>phone: +1.617.395.7664
>about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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