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Re: Sec. 508 vs. WAI

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 23:35:58 -0500
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To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


As I think you know, we have already discussed this with the Access Board 
and have committed to do this. We will address not only the diffs on WCAG 
1.0, but also those on UAAG 1.0 and ATAG 1.0.

I expect that the initial work will mainly be on the WAI side, and we have 
allocated some time and resources to do that. In the course of doing those 
comparisons, we will definitely look at some of the existing comparisons 
that have been developed by different parties.


- Judy

At 04:58 PM 3/26/2003 -0600, Phill Jenkins wrote:

>I would also publically ask that the W3C WAI publish their view of the
>differences between the Web part of the 508 technical standard and WCAG
>1.0.  Better yet would be a joint document from both the Access Board and
>WAI that they both agree on.  I would recommend NOT including any
>discussion of the policy stuff, i.e., conformance vs compliance, since W3C
>does not really produce policy documents.
>What the Access-Board has published that Larry Hull quoted is an excellent
>start.  I also have an internal IBM version that I could contribute.  The
>Web Content Guidelines Working Group (GL) also needs to publish a
>comparison for the next public draft of WCAG 2.0
>Phill Jenkins
>IBM Research Division - Accessibility Center
>11501 Burnet Rd,  Austin TX  78758    http://www.ibm.com/able

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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