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WCAG 2.0 Reflections

From: Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 22:24:58 -0700
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <web-8858136@remus.csulb.edu>

Dear WCAG WG,

The more carefully I read WCAG 2.0 the 
more impressed I am with its scope and 
vision.  I started teaching POUR two 
years ago even though 2.0 was just in 
draft.  But the entire standard will 
really help me write University 
Policy, the way I have misspent much 
of my adult life at Cal State 
University, Long Beach.

Although baselines have a potential 
for abuse, they offer enormous 
opportunity to policy makers.  If a 
technolgy drags its feet on 
accessibility, then it may not be in 
the baseline, and we can set accurate 
conditions for their admission into 
our baseline.  This will be pretty 
significant if the baseline covers all 
450,000 students, facult and staff at 
a university system like mine.

Our system has already come down with 
a strict interpretation accessibility 
policy, the new standard will allow us 
to specify requirements for W3C and 
non-W3C technologies.

I can hardly wait for adoption.

This will finally give us the leverage 
we need to write policy with teeth.  I 
really apreciate it.

Thank You,

Wayne

Wayne Dick PhD
Chair Computer Engineering and 
Computer Science
Director WebAdapt2Me Project at CSULB
Received on Wednesday, 17 May 2006 05:25:07 GMT

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