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Re: WCAG 2.0 in Switzerland

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:55:18 +0100
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A short follow-up to my previous message (and an off-list question):

Standard P028 does not make any statements about 
"accessibility-supported technologies", so it 
does not say whether PDF can be used or not. The 
blog posts I referenced in my previous message are also silent on this topic.

Best regards,


At 15:48 26/02/2010, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>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":
>   <http://www.einfach-fuer-alle.de/blog/id/2563/>
>* "Schweiz goes WCAG 2.0":
>   <http://www.bizeps.or.at/news.php?nr=11033>
>* <http://www.access-for-all.ch/ch/richtlinien/gesetz-schweiz.html>
>Best regards,
>Christophe Strobbe

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