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Fwd: WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:42:46 -0400
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To: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Additional info on WCAG 2.0's approval as an ISO/IEC Standard 
follows, including that ISO/IEC 40500:2012 is exactly the same as the 
original WCAG 2.0 from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), 
and freely available from W3C.

Thank you to the WCAG WG for all the continued good work on 
Techniques and other supporting implementation resources for WCAG 2.0!

- Judy

>Resent-Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:01:55 +0000
>Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:01:40 -0500
>From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
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>To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Subject: WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
>Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/507C1744.10200@w3.org>
>Resent-From: 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:
>  Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting 
> ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are available from the WCAG Overview at:
>The full press release is here:
>A blog open for comments is here:
>(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.
>~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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