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Re: EOWG: Updated agenda for 23 May teleconference, and reminder

From: Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 00:04:21 -0700
Message-ID: <48366C75.6050909@csulb.edu>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
CC: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Here is a good reason to use WCAG 2.0 in the US.

One advantage of WCAG 2.0 is this:  If you use WCAG 2.0 sufficient 
techniques to meet US Section 508, you make code that does not require 
additional accommodation.  Also, once you have met Section 508 this way 
you have four additional criteria to implement in order to comply with 
WCAG 2.0 at a Level A.

The fundamental advantage of WCAG 2.0 over 1.0 or Section 508 is the 
fact that 2.0 is user centered and 1.0 and 508 are technology centered.  
On must identify the user centered needs that are intended by 1.0 and 
508 to link the standards to WCAG 2.0.  Because the older standards are 
technology centered the technology identified is not always robust 
enough to meet the intended user need.  WCAG 2.0 addresses user need 
first so it never misses the mark.

See, http://www.csulb.edu/~wed/public/EqEffAcc/ for a more complete 

Received on Friday, 23 May 2008 07:05:08 UTC

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