Practical web accessibility

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Dr Scott Hollier to keep you informed on all things W3C


As the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) representative for Media Access Australia, Dr Scott Hollier will write a monthly column with updates about web accessibility developments within the W3C.

The W3C is the main international standards organisation for the Internet.

Dr Hollier’s column will be placed in the Web Developers' Accessibility Hub

For his introductory article, Dr Hollier looks at the latest developments in HTML 5 standards and the effects the standards will have on web development and accessibility.

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Federal government launches WCAG 2.0 Community of Expertise



The Federal government’s Accessibility and Style team has just launched the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Community of Expertise (CoE) via the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) accessibility blog.

The WCAG 2.0 CoE has been formed to support the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy which requires all Federal, State and Territory government websites to conform to the Single A level of WCAG 2.0 by the end of 2012, and all Federal government websites to conform to the Double A level of WCAG 2.0 by 2015.

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