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Re: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 00:23:48 +0000
Message-ID: <43FFA394.3070108@splintered.co.uk>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Adaptive Technology International wrote:
> Does Section 508 can serve for international standard for the web
> accessibility issues?

It's not a standard, and it only applies in the US to federal agencies.
It's meaningless outside of the US...the WAI guidelines are a far more
universal set of general recommendations (again, not a standard, 
although some pieces of legislation in certain countries do mandate 
specific WAI WCAG levels of compliance, despite the fact that some of 
the guidelines are in serious need of an update).

Patrick H. Lauke
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