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Re: WCAG 2.0 AA and Zurb Foundation

From: Daniel Koskinen <daniel.koskinen@zeelandfamily.fi>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:25:47 +0300
Message-ID: <CABoVxp_9oAH3vthjBHYOL4ABCVYhA3vPwHEX+mf9ie0kQFHuJw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi there,

Looking at this from a web developer perspective, Zurb Foundation is almost
as mainstream as you can get, its main "competitor" being Bootstrap.
Foundation strives to be accessible, and states in its docs that
"Foundation for Sites is a fully-accessible framework":
http://foundation.zurb.com/sites/docs/accessibility.html. I couldn't
however find any statement on WCAG AA conformance, but I don't know how
useful that would be anyway since the framework is meant to be used as a
base, not as is.

Daniel Koskinen
Website Services Lead
+358 45 6336124

On 28 July 2017 at 01:38, Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Have you look at similar front-end frameworks that have incorporated
> accessibility, such as Open Ajax - see http://oaa-accessibility.org/
> I do not know of any organizations working with Zurb's Foundation.  If
> it's not mainstream and accessible, why work on it (unless it is also being
> specifically designed for a narrow user group, like AAA success criteria
> could be applied to it?
> ___________
> Regards,
> Phill Jenkins
> pjenkins@us.ibm.com
> Senior Engineer & Accessibility Executive
> IBM Research Accessibility
> linkedin.com/in/philljenkins/ <https://www.linkedin.com/in/philljenkins/>
> ibm.com/able <http://www.ibm.com/able>
> facebook.com/IBMAccessibility <http://www.facebook.com/IBMAccessibility>
> <http://ageandability.com/>twitter.com/IBMAccess
> ageandability.com
> From:        Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>
> To:        "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Date:        07/27/2017 04:35 PM
> Subject:        WCAG 2.0 AA and Zurb Foundation
> ------------------------------
> Does anyone know of organizations working with Zurb's Foundation to create
> a web application frontend framework of UI components that is intentionally
> designed to be conformant with WCAG 2.0 AA (I'm mindful that some
> responsibilities would still reside with the user of the framework)
> Such a group would be mindful of techniques to meet the specific success
> criteria, cognizant of the need for both automated and manual tests, and
> mindful of the need for regression testing before integrating changes into
> the code base.
> An example of a strong statement of WCAG conformance might be something
> like the Section 508 statement here:
> *https://assets.cms.gov/resources/framework/3.4.1/Pages/#accessibility*
> <https://assets.cms.gov/resources/framework/3.4.1/Pages/#accessibility>
> or
> "The Assets.CMS.Gov website is tested on an iterative basis for
> conformance with the Section 508 requirements"
> *https://assets.cms.gov/resources/framework/3.4.1/Pages/#governance*
> <https://assets.cms.gov/resources/framework/3.4.1/Pages/#governance>
> Example organizations might be: governmental agencies or non-profits
> organizations in the US, United Kingdom, or Europe.
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