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Re: Section 508 and WCAG 2.0

From: Scott Plumlee <scottplumlee@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:54:10 -0500
Message-ID: <d013ceea0812191054ja2501e4o1054a896c2d6799d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael Gaigg" <mgaigg@esri.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Michael Gaigg <mgaigg@esri.com> wrote:

>  Hi,
> Does anybody know when (or if and how) Section 508 will be updated to
> include WCAG 2.0?

See http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/update-index.htm.

Short version is that the recommendation is that 508 be harmonized with WCAG
2.0.  You can subscribe to updates from the Access Board (I think, I can't
find the link now) at access-board.gov.  If you allow 2.5 years from the
turning in of the report to the actual date the new guidelines take effect,
look for 2011 or so.  IIRC, the 2.5 years is how long it took for 508 to
really go into effect the first time, but I could be wrong.
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