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Re: WCAG 2.0 AA and Zurb Foundation

From: Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 01:02:45 +0000 (UTC)
To: Thierry <thierry.koblentz@gmail.com>, Daniel Koskinen <daniel.koskinen@zeelandfamily.fi>
Cc: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <11906604.5136400.1501635765506@mail.yahoo.com>

Do you know of any Bootstrap-based UI frameworks asserting claims of conformance with WCAG 2.0 AA?  (I realize the end-developer has some responsibilities... but UI framework developers can do a lot to create conformant components) 

    On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:28 PM, Thierry <thierry.koblentz@gmail.com> wrote:

 From my experience with Zurb, their solutions are not great in term of a11y. I’d say Bootstrap is much better in that regard.Things may have changed in the last year but it didn’t seem they have had strong a11y people working on the product in the past.
On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:25 AM, Daniel Koskinen <daniel.koskinen@zeelandfamily.fi> wrote:

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.
regards,Daniel Koskinen
Website Services Lead
daniel.koskinen@zeelandfamily. fi
+358 45 6336124
On 28 July 2017 at 01:38, Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote:

Have you look at similar front-end frameworksthat have incorporated accessibility, such as Open Ajax - see http://oaa-accessibility.org/

I do not know of any organizations workingwith Zurb's Foundation.  If it's not mainstream and accessible, whywork on it (unless it is also being specifically designed for a narrowuser group, like AAA success criteria could be applied to it?  
Phill Jenkins
Senior Engineer &Accessibility Executive
IBM Research Accessibility

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 AAand Zurb Foundation

Does anyone know of organizations workingwith Zurb's Foundation to create a web application frontend framework ofUI components that is intentionally designed to be conformant with WCAG2.0 AA (I'm mindful that some responsibilities would still reside withthe user of the framework)

Such a group would be mindful of techniquesto meet the specific success criteria, cognizant of the need for both automatedand manual tests, and mindful of the need for regression testing beforeintegrating changes into the code base.

An example of a strong statement of WCAGconformance might be something like the Section 508 statement here:
https://assets.cms.gov/resourc es/framework/3.4.1/Pages/# accessibility


"The Assets.CMS.Gov website is testedon an iterative basis for conformance with the Section 508 requirements"
https://assets.cms.gov/resourc es/framework/3.4.1/Pages/# governance

Example organizations might be: governmentalagencies or non-profits organizations in the US, United Kingdom, or Europe.

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