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Re: WCAG 2.0 and scripting

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:28:21 +0100
Message-ID: <46FB5B95.9010206@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Patrick Lauke wrote:

> The part concerning accessibility supported technologies should be
> fairly stable in the current draft. You can already work towards WCAG

WCAG compliance is often a contractual requirement (typically by 
universities and public services).  I believe, in some countries, it is 
enshrined in legislation.  In these circumstances, people will be 
reluctant to accept anything other than the existing, approved, standards.

> 2.0, as long as you reference exactly which version / draft you're
> referring to.

Incidentally, I take the view that accessibility should be considered as 
universal accessibility, and in the UK, I think that is government 
policy ("the digital divide") even if there is no legislation.  It is, 
however, difficult for businesses, who are reluctant to provide 
accessibility for the disabled without legislation, and certainly don't 
want to help people who can't afford their products, and the W3C is an 
industry consortium.

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