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RE: Accessibility of Archieved items

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:59:49 +0000
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  Can anyone please help me with the requirement about the accessibility of Archived items like blog posts, documents etc? Is this mandatory for WCAG 2.0?

Herin, conformance to WCAG 2 for archival content is dependent on the applicable laws and standards that apply to your organization.  WCAG 2 is a set of international voluntary consensus standards.  From a WCAG 2.0 perspective there are no exceptions for types of archival content.  Organizations, countries, etc. often take/adopt the WCAG 2 guidelines or similar and turn them into requirements.  So it really depends on the jurisdiction.  In the US there are often exceptions for archival content, e.g. in the Section 508 standards and in proposed standards under the ADA.

Jonathan

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From: Herin Hentry [mailto:hhentry@planittesting.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 8:35 AM
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Cc: Herin Hentry
Subject: Accessibility of Archieved items


Hi,



Can anyone please help me with the requirement about the accessibility of Archived items like blog posts, documents etc? Is this mandatory for WCAG 2.0?



Thank you,
Herin
Received on Tuesday, 7 June 2016 13:00:25 UTC

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