Federal government launches WCAG 2.0 Community of Expertise

Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:20pm


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.

The CoE aims to foster a collaborative environment where government, as well as accessibility and disability advocates and experts, can share advice, techniques and resources for implementing WCAG 2.0.

The WCAG 2.0 CoE is open to self-nominated representatives from all government agencies within the web and information and communication technology (ICT) industry, people with an interest or role in accessibility and/or disability advocacy, and private ICT and accessibility professionals.

The first blog post for the WCAG 2.0 CoE is an introduction to the community and includes links to the official terms of reference.



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