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RE: US Sec. 508 [was: Re: FW: ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines Notice of Proposed Rulemakin g]

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 09:19:04 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.20000404091358.00b2ddf0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Gregg,
Section 5.3.3 of the Access Board Final Report references and appears to
require conformance to the WAI guidelines for HTML and XML applications.
Do you think that this was to narrow use of the guidelines by the access board?

Jon

Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee Final Report

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5.3.3 If the E&IT utilizes Web based information or applications...

In addition to the requirements in Section 5.2 and applicable portions of
Section 5.3, if the E&IT utilizes Web-based information or formats,
including intranet
information, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup Language
(XML)and similar formats, it shall meet the following requirements:

5.3.3.1 Web content shall conform with level 'Double-A', satisfying all
Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints, of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 'Web
Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0" available at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT

5.3.3.2 Tools for authoring Web page and sites (What-You-See-Is-What-I-Get
(WYSIWIG)editors, conversion tools, image editors, site management tools)
shall comply with Priorities 1 and 2 of the [ latest version at time Access
Board does its regulations] of the W3C 'Authoring Tool Accessibility
Guidelines' available at http://www.w3.org/TR.

5.3.3.3. User agents shall comply with Priorities 1 and 2 of the [ latest
version at time Access Board does its regulations] of the W3C 'User Agent
Accessibility Guidelines'
available at http://www.w3.org/TR.
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

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