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Re: Section 508 and WCAG 2.0

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:43:16 -0600
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <97E0F9BD-A876-47F4-9632-FB9109793797@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Michael Gaigg <mgaigg@esri.com>
508 is undergoing a revision over the next couple years.

the first stage of that was an Advisory committee (TEITAC) that came  
up with recommendations

the advisory committee contained several WCAG Working group members  
and both TEITAC and WCAG worked together to harmonize.  And, though  
they weren't completely harmonized (since both changed a bit at the  
end) all comments from members to access board were to continue  
harmonization in further steps.

That help?

Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Director Trace R&D Center
Professor Ind and Biomed Engr
University of Wisconsin-Madison

On Dec 19, 2008, at 12:20 PM, Michael Gaigg wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anybody know when (or if and how) Section 508 will be updated  
> to include WCAG 2.0?
> In general, is there a channel notifying about legal applications of  
> the WCAG that I can subscribe to? Are the WCAG 2.0 already part of  
> any law (US, EU, UK, Australia, India, etc.)?
> Thanks a lot
> Mike
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