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Re: question re WCAG 1.0

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 22:01:09 -0500
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To: Mark Stimson <mark.stimson@Oracle.com>, W3C-WAI Web Content Access Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

A point of clarification: the Government of Canada has not taken WCAG 1.0 
into law.  It has made it an internal policy that federal government Web 
sites comply at the Double-A level with WCAG by December 2002.  There is no 
legal requirement to do so, and there are probably few consequences (other 
than bad public relations) if an organization does not comply.  Yet most 
federal Canadian organizations with which I am familiar are trying to 
address the issue.

Chuck Letourneau
Starling Access Services

At 26/03/02 04:36 PM, Mark Stimson wrote:
>During Sunday's Face-to-Face meeting, sometime between 4:00 and 5:00
>p.m., we were discussing how the WCAG 1.0 has been implemented
>unmodified by certain countries into law.  I believe it was Wendy who
>listed some counties like Canada, France, and New Zealand.
>Does the minute taker or anyone else taking notes, have the whole list
>of countries mentioned? Or Wendy, do you remember which counties you
>Furthermore, does anyone know of additional governments that have
>adopted parts modified or un-modified of the WCAG 1.0 into law?
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