RE: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt

2008-09-30 Thread Anthony.Hawkins
 
Thanks very much for all the replies here. I'll get back to the others
who have commented. In the meantime, its fair to say that we're very
aware of the issues around wcag2, mainly those concerning usability. I
think the W3C themselves are open that using it requires quite a bit of
dev knowledge.  At the moment, we're considering its adoption, but if we
did go with it, it would be after the candidate review process has
finished, so we can see what the implications of that are. 
 
On the usability aspect - if we did adopt, it'd be with our own
'translation' docs (FAQs etc) for developers. We'd point to the W3C's
quick reference, which is quite a useful doc, but we recognise that govt
teams would need some pretty clear explanation of what the changes are
and how to use the W3C's stuff.  We'd also be doing a lot of hands-on
training etc. 
 
In assessing wcag2 we've used the existing wcag1-to-wcag2 comparison
docs and added our own column mapping existing NZ standards ... there's
been quite a bit of work (and animated working group discussion) round
that.  Then there's the questions of conformance levels etc ... 
 
We don't have a decision yet but will keep you posted.  Any decision
will also go to outside review here in NZ. 
 
If anyone has any specific questions, best use the email below. 
 
Thanks again for your replies. 
 

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Subject: Re: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt


I don't work in government as such, rather a big university. We (my
group within the Uni, which is one that supports teaching and learning,
makes websites etc) are going with WCAG2 - well, the first two levels
anyway. 

We've been developing a wiki with suggestions for different groups of
users within our group and then the wider university community (graphic
designers, web developers, programmers, instructional designers,
lecturers, admin staff  etc). And basing it on WCAG2 ... Of course we
can't force anyone to take any of this up, but we are aiming to do so
ourselves insofar as the recommendations relate to the expected users of
the University.

- susie


On 30/09/08 12:15 AM, Nick Cowie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



I know WCAG2 is being considered in Western Australia. There is
a debate to wait for it to reach W3C Recommendation status and spend our
resources working on other issues now.


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Re: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt

2008-09-29 Thread Andrew Boyd
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 Hi there - was wondering if there's anyone on the list who works in
 government and is considering WCAG2.  We're looking at this in NZ, and
 I'd be keen to have a chat about your experiences (and offer my own).

 cheers



Anthony,

federal/commonwealth government here in Australia is currently considering
this - I have not been directly involved (only in an advisory capacity) but
I can say that there is a lot of interest in deciding to WCAG2 or not.

Cheers, Andrew

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Re: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt

2008-09-29 Thread willdonovan

Hi Anthony,

We're not directly doing anything at this stage. However would love to 
get ideas on puhsing the new implementation through and link with a sub 
set of internal web page publishing standards that we currently use 
across federal government.


William

Andrew Boyd wrote:
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



Hi there - was wondering if there's anyone on the list who works in
government and is considering WCAG2.  We're looking at this in NZ, and
I'd be keen to have a chat about your experiences (and offer my own).

cheers



Anthony,

federal/commonwealth government here in Australia is currently 
considering this - I have not been directly involved (only in an 
advisory capacity) but I can say that there is a lot of interest in 
deciding to WCAG2 or not.


Cheers, Andrew

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http://onblogging.com.au

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Re: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt

2008-09-29 Thread Nick Cowie
I know WCAG2 is being considered in Western Australia. There is a debate to
wait for it to reach W3C Recommendation status and spend our resources
working on other issues now.


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Re: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt

2008-09-29 Thread Lewis, Matthew



 Hi there - was wondering if there's anyone on the list who works in
government and is considering WCAG2.  We're looking at this in NZ, and
I'd be keen to have a chat about your experiences (and offer my own).
  


How about first considering and then implementing the inclusion of Local 
Government and all receivers of Government funding in the mandate to comply.





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Re: [WSG] WCAG2 in govt

2008-09-29 Thread Susie Gardner-Brown
I don¹t work in government as such, rather a big university. We (my group
within the Uni, which is one that supports teaching and learning, makes
websites etc) are going with WCAG2 ­ well, the first two levels anyway.

We¹ve been developing a wiki with suggestions for different groups of users
within our group and then the wider university community (graphic designers,
web developers, programmers, instructional designers, lecturers, admin staff
etc). And basing it on WCAG2 ... Of course we can¹t force anyone to take any
of this up, but we are aiming to do so ourselves insofar as the
recommendations relate to the expected users of the University.

- susie


On 30/09/08 12:15 AM, Nick Cowie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I know WCAG2 is being considered in Western Australia. There is a debate to
 wait for it to reach W3C Recommendation status and spend our resources working
 on other issues now.
 
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