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Re: Fwd: WCAG 2.0 is now an ISO standard

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:27:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4FE9D4C9.2@w3.org>
To: Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>, Helle BjarnÝ <jor@servicestyrelsen.dk>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>, EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Dear Helle, Alistair, All,

Not quite yet...

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 has been submitted 
to ISO under the PAS process. It is currently on status "40.99" which 
means that the ballot has succeeded and it is ready for publication as 
an ISO standard. However, we are not there quite yet and there are a few 
issues that need to be resolved and steps to be completed.

When done, WCAG 2.0 will have the ISO number 40500. It will not change 
through this process and it will continue to be freely available through 
the W3C website. Future changes, errata, and translations will also 
continue to be managed through W3C/WAI. We hope that an ISO number will 
help make WCAG 2.0 more referenceable in some jurisdictions.

This recognition of WCAG 2.0 by ISO should not impact other technical 
work in W3C/WAI such as the current work on WCAG-EM.

Here is the link to the related ISO website:

Please let us know if you have further questions.


On 26.6.2012 16:44, Alistair Garrison wrote:
> Hi Shadi, all,
> Didn't know this was happening - will it have a bearing on what we are doing?  You mentioned 'certification' just a few days ago...
> Alistair
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Resent-From: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
>> From: Helle BjarnÝ <jor@socialstyrelsen.dk>
>> Subject: WCAG 2.0 is now an ISO standard
>> Date: 26 June 2012 16:23:44 CEST
>> To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
>> Summary of Voting on DIS 40500, W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 result Approved 26 of 26 voted yes
>> Hurra!
>> Sincerely
>> Helle BjarnÝ
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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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