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Re Conformance Ideas -- Collection #1

From: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 00:56:50 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20011015235650.93760.qmail@web10004.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Apologies for this not being in the thread.

Another possibility for conformance which is an
amalgamation of a few of the approaches already put
forward is.

Create a 'Minimum Standard' of accessibility.
In order for a site to be considered accessible a site
must meet this minimum standard. A predetermined
number of Guidelines.

It is possible to exceed the 'Minimum Standard' by
adhering to the guidelines which exist beyond the
'Minimum Standard'.

The 'Minimum Standard' should be high (higher than
current Single A).

This approach is similar to that used in New Zealand
for building accessibility.

It has the advantage of being conceptually very simple
and also of raising the 'Minimum Bar'.

Any Level of Conformance must be able to respond to
the swift level of technological change by either
being easy to review or as independent as possible
from the underlying technology.

Graham Oliver

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