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Re: Promoting WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:03:25 -0500
Message-ID: <507D5B1D.2020405@w3.org>
To: sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr
CC: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Good question. There was some discussion of this. I'll find out the final resolution and get back to you...

~Shawn

On 10/16/2012 8:03 AM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:
> Hello Shawn and all,
> While promoting this good news in sending it to our network of accessibility experts, I received the following question from one person who took part in the French translation  of WCAG 2.0.
> It is clear that the content of WCAG 2.0 and the ISO  is the same. What about the status of its authorized translations? Will they also be transferred as translations of ISO or is there a need for new translations or are they inapprorpriate?
> Best
> Sylvie
>
> Sylvie Duchateau
> Association BrailleNet
> Tél.: +33(0] 1 44 27 26 25    Fax : +33 (0) 1 44 27 34 49
> Web : http://www.accessiweb.org
>
>
> Le 15/10/2012 17:54, Shawn Henry a écrit :
>> Hi EOWG folks,
>>
>> The Promoting WCAG as ISO wiki page is updated with the blog post, tweet, etc.
>>
>> *Please list promotional efforts* -- e.g., e-mails you send, newsletter articles you see, etc. in the wiki page under the "EOWG record keeping" section:
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Promoting_WCAG_as_ISO#EOWG_record_keeping>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> ~Shawn
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:     WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
>> Date:     Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:01:40 -0500
>> From:     Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
>> To:     WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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:
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/>
>>  Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are available from the WCAG Overview at:
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>
>>
>> The full press release is here:
>> <http://www.w3.org/2012/07/wcag2pas-pr.html>
>>
>> A blog open for comments is here:
>> <http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/wcag_20_is_now_also_isoiec_405.html>
>> (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.
>>
>> Regards,
>> ~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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