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WCAG 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:01:40 -0500
Message-ID: <507C1744.10200@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

We are please to announce that today W3C and JTC1, a joint technical committee of ISO and IEC, announced formal approval of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International Standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012.

"This important accessibility standard, which is already widely deployed internationally, can now benefit from additional formal recognition from ISO/IEC national bodies," noted Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. "Such recognition is expected to increase internationally harmonized uptake of WCAG 2.0 by governments, business, and the broader Web community."

ISO/IEC 40500 is exactly the same as the original WCAG 2.0 from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which is freely available from:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/>
  Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are available from the WCAG Overview at:
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>

The full press release is here:
<http://www.w3.org/2012/07/wcag2pas-pr.html>

A blog open for comments is here:
<http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/wcag_20_is_now_also_isoiec_405.html>
(short URI: <http://bit.ly/wcag2isoB>)

Tweet: <https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/257842562205904896>

Please let us know if you have any questions.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Education & Outreach
   Judy Brewer, WAI Director



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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