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RE: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: Cynthia Waddell <cynthia.waddell@icdri.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 13:40:08 -0800
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hello Patrick-
Just wanted to make a slight correction to your comment.  There are countries that include the Section 508 accessible web requirements in their technical standards for implementation.  For example, Denmark and Italy have adopted Section 508 into their technical standards in addition to W3C WCAG 1.0.  In addition, the Australian Bankers Association Industry Standards includes Section 508.

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 4:24 PM
To: WAI Interest Group
Subject: Re: LIFT Text Transcoder

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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