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Re: conformance level proposal

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 13:49:34 -0800
Message-Id: <AA1BEFE8-68A5-11D8-B715-000393B628BC@w3.org>
Cc: 'WAI WCAG List' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: "Gian Sampson-Wild (PurpleTop)" <gian@purpletop.com.au>

On Feb 26, 2004, at 1:50 PM, Gian Sampson-Wild (PurpleTop) wrote:
> There are a lot of companies (such as Disability service providers) 
> that
> put a lot of effort into maintaining a Triple-A rating, and want to be
> seen to be providing as much accessibility as possible. I believe that
> allowing a Triple-A rating will give something to aim for.

I don't think that's reason enough to open it up to the abuse of 
triple-A, which is orders of magnitude more common. Disability-oriented 
sites have better reasons to implement everything they can than just to 
score a triple-A, and most of them aren't going to do any less just 
because there isn't a triple-A-like level. To put it another way, those 
who do care will do the best they can in any case -- even if we have no 
conformance levels at all. We have to be concerned with everybody else.

Received on Thursday, 26 February 2004 16:49:09 UTC

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