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WCAG 2.0 in Switzerland

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:48:09 +0100
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For those who keep track of policy regarding web accessibility:

On 26 January 2010, the Federal IT Council (FITC) 
in Switzerland (Informatikrat des Bundes - IRB) 
accepted the changes to P028 Version 2.0 with 
unanimous consent. As a result of these changes, 
existing federal websites must meet WCAG 2.0 
Level AA by 31 December 2010. New federal 
websites must meet this conformance level immediately.

Standard P028 can be downloaded from 
(only in German).The standard itself does not 
copy the full text of WCAG 2.0 but only the 
conformance requirements; the other sections of 
the document are about the scope and the deadlines and contain appendices.
There is also a document with additional 
recommendations (zusätzliche Empfehlungen):
* recommendations for sign language videos,
* a recommendation to use validating code 
(because the removal of this requirement from 
WCAG 2.0 is controversial according to FITC),
* a set of access keys.

The authorised German translation of WCAG 2.0 is available at:

All the announcements that I could find about this policy are in German:
* "Berge hoch, Barrieren niedrig – Schweiz setzt WCAG 2.0 um":
* "Schweiz goes WCAG 2.0":
* <http://www.access-for-all.ch/ch/richtlinien/gesetz-schweiz.html>

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

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