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Re: Question: Real use of WCAG Conformance Logos

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 12:19:48 -0500
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To: Olle Olsson <olleo@sics.se>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: Olle Olsson <olleo@w3.org>

Hello Olle,

I have done some research on this, over time. You can use a reverse-link 
option in a search engine to look at the current status, breaking the 
search down by different types of domains and different regions.

In general, currently it is common to see people over-claiming their 
conformance by one or more levels, which is one reason we encourage people 
to do more comprehensive self-testing, as described in:

- Judy

At 05:08 PM 1/22/2004 +0100, Olle Olsson wrote:

>[Is this a good forum for this kind of question?]
>I was wondering whether there is any statistics available on the use of 
>the WCAG Conformance Logos ?
>   I.e. to what extent are these logos used [making claims about WCAG 
> conformance]
>   Presumably this could be detected by pure syntactical scans of web 
> sites/pages
>A different question, of more importance though, concerns statistics on 
>*actual* conformance to WCAG?
>   I.e. are sites/pages conformant, *regardless* of whether there is a 
> claim or not.
>   This cannot be done syntactically [se note in: 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1-Conformance.html ]
>But we leave this for the moment.
>So is there any data on  the Question above? Perhaps broken down into 
>types of sites (perhaps gov, edu, com, mil, ...) and into 
>geographical/cultural regions?
>Olle Olsson   olleo@sics.se   Tel: +46 8 633 15 19  Fax: +46 8 751 72 30
>         [Svenska W3C-kontoret: olleo@w3.org]
>SICS [Swedish Institute of Computer Science]
>Box 1263
>SE - 164 29 Kista

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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