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

From: Mehrnaz Ahmadi <mahmadij@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:56:00 -0400
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To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thank you for the kind replies.
We are under Ontario's AODA which applies to web-content on internet and
intranet. So, it sounds like it does apply to the content web based
applications.

Thank you,

Mehrnaz

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:52 AM, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
wrote:

> 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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