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Re: Do web-based applications need to be wcag compliant?

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:52:09 -0400
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To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
In Jurisdictions where WCAG is required, applications at a URL would be in
scope, because WCAG defines a web page as follows.

https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#webpagedef

Some jurisdiction say that WCAg only apolies to public facing URL so that
is another consideration.


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On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
wrote:

> On 20/09/17 14:10, Mehrnaz Ahmadi wrote:
>
>>
>> To help my company to be wcag compliant, I came across this question a
>> lot.
>> My understanding is that web-based applications need to be compliant. Is
>> that true?
>> Do I need to contact a lawyer for this question?
>>
>
> You need to contact a lawyer, as the answer is likely to vary from country
> to country.  In many countries the legislation may require accessibility
> but not name WCAG.
>
> Typically, though, if you are providing a public service, and the web
> application is the only way of doing so, it will need to be accessible to
> anyone who might reasonably want to use that service.
>
>
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