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Dutch quality mark initiative: Clarification of WCAG 1

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 15:30:38 +0100
To: "'W3c-Wai-Gl@W3.Org'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Hello everyone,

I've just read an announcement by the Dutch accessibility initiative. They
have created a new document describing WCAG 1. This document will be used to
test websites to award it a 'Drempelvrij' (no thresholds) quality mark. The
document is in English and is available at:
http://www.accessibility.nl/en/qualitymark/normdochtml.php

Although I think clarification is a good thing, I don't know whether yet
another document with guidelines plus explanations is the answer. It makes
it very unclear what guidelines to follow. In the Netherlands we now have
three different versions of the WCAG 1 we can refer to:
* The regular WCAG 1 available at w3.org
* Drempels Weg guidelines (an approximate translation of WCAG 1 in Dutch)
* Quality Mark Drempelvrij (in English, see above)

What do you think of this effort? Personally, I think it's odd they wrote it
in English, since it is intended be used for testing Dutch websites and not
everyone in The Netherlands can understand (technical) English very well.

Yvette Hoitink
CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
Received on Tuesday, 3 February 2004 09:31:12 UTC

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