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RE: Examples of WCAG 2 implementations in national web guidelines?

From: Christophe Strobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 02:34:36 +0200
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Hi all,

On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:10:37 +0200, Hanssens Bart
<Bart.Hanssens@fedict.be> wrote:
> indeed, they take a practical approach, translating WCAG 2 into a
> manageable
> check list and adding some practical examples and own interpretations
> appropriate.
> I don't think they translate each and every detail of WCAG2, but it
> to be well received.

I think some of the AnySurfer employees subscribe to this list.
When updating the AnySurfer guidelines from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0, they
invited reviews from a few people (including myself, but I have not
reviewed everything).

Looking beyond Belgium: the European Commission would like to see
harmonisation in this area (see earlier discussion in 2009: 
The second phase for Mandate 376 should have started for now; this mandate
should result in a standard for ICT accessibility that can be used in
public procurement. The complete title of the standard is "Standardisation
Mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in support of European Accessibility
Requirements for Public Procurement of Products and Services in the ICT
Domain". See
(and <http://www.ictsb.org/Working_Groups/DATSCG/DATSCG_M376_started.htm>
for the first phase). A (European) standard is needed because many
countries can only reference official standards in legislation, and W3C is
not recognised as an official standardisation body in the EC.

> It's not an official label by the way, although many government agencies
> ask them to audit websites.
> Best regards,
> Bart
> PS: on a somewhat related note, you might be interested in the AEGIS and
> its > OAEG group, they have compiled a list of accessibility standards
> guidelines

Sure, but that list does not attempt to track laws and regulations that
implement or refer to WCAG 2.0.
W3C WAI used to have such a list at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/> but it
has not been updated since 2006.
Cynthia Waddell also tries to keep track of this (or used to do this); see
<http://www.icdri.org/Global Legal Resources/global_legal_resources.htm>.

Best regards,


> ________________________________________
> From: Peter Krantz [peter.krantz@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:32 PM
> To: Hanssens Bart; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Examples of WCAG 2 implementations in national web
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 13:57, Hanssens Bart <Bart.Hanssens@fedict.be>
> wrote:
>> Anysurfer labels are based upon WCAG / WCAG 2, but somewhat less
>> No English version available, so take a look at the NL / FR info pages
> Thank you. Do I understand it correctly that Anysurfer partially
> implements WCAG 2 with interpretation on some of the guidelines?
> E.g. this guideline
> http://www.anysurfer.org/acties-zijn-niet-strikt-tijdsgebonden
> references WCAG 2.2.1 success criteria but has some other
> requirements/interpretations as well.
> Regards,
> Peter

Christophe Strobbe
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Research Group on Document Architectures
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