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Re: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 22:19:19 +0000
Message-ID: <44061DE7.1070508@splintered.co.uk>
To: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Sailesh Panchang wrote:
> Well but it is  correct to say that S508 does not apply outside the U.S.
> because it is a U.S.law. Countries and organizations are at liberty to
> borrow  certain or all rules from S508 and stick it into their Web
> accessibility policy or legislation. In the U.S. too some universities,
> state and county governments have chosen to adopt S508 as their
> accessibility policy. That does not mean S508 legislation applies to them.

Yes, but the original question was:

>> Does Section 508 can serve for international standard for the web 
>> accessibility issues?

It can serve as a set of guidelines/recommendations, but not as a 
standard. Maybe I'm splitting hairs here, but I think the distinction is 

Patrick H. Lauke
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