16 octobre 2012 Fittsize Me

Le W3C a annoncé hier la publication des WCAG 2.0 en tant que norme internationale ISO/IEC 40500:2012 en vue de favoriser une meilleure harmonisation et de son adoption plus large par les gouvernements, les entreprises et la communauté du Web au sens large.

Le message en anglais ci-dessous donne toutes les précisions dont un communiqué de presse officiel du W3C, et un blog sur le sujet sur lequel il est possible de poster des commentaires.

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

We are please to announce that today W3C and JTC1, a joint technical committee of ISO and IEC, announced formal approval of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International Standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012.

« This important accessibility standard, which is already widely deployed internationally, can now benefit from additional formal recognition from ISO/IEC national bodies, » noted Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. « Such recognition is expected to increase internationally harmonized uptake of WCAG 2.0 by governments, business, and the broader Web community. »

ISO/IEC 40500 is exactly the same as the original WCAG 2.0 from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which is freely available from: www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20

Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are available from the WCAG Overview at: www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag

The full press release is here: www.w3.org/2012

A blog open for comments is here: www.w3.org/QA/

Tweet: twitter.com/w3c_wai/

Please let us know if you have any questions. Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Education & Outreach
Judy Brewer, WAI Director