WCAG 2.0 is now also ISO/IEC 40500!

We’re very pleased to announce that WCAG 2.0 is now also an ISO International Standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012. ISO/IEC 40500 is exactly the same as the original WCAG 2.0 standard from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which remains freely available along with supporting resources from the WCAG Overview.

This means that more countries can formally adopt WCAG 2.0. Since it was published in 2008, WCAG 2.0 has already been adopted and referenced by many governments and organizations around the world. Now countries that only use ISO technical standards can adopt WCAG 2.0 by referencing ISO/IEC 40500.

For managers, developers, policy-makers, and others using ISO/IEC 40500 there are extensive supporting resources from W3C, including the WCAG 2.0 Overview, WCAG 2.0 at a Glance, How to Meet WCAG 2.0: A Customizable Quick Reference, Techniques for WCAG 2.0, Understanding WCAG 2.0, and W3C Authorized Translations of WCAG 2.0.

And for those who are already working with WCAG 2.0, you can now say you’re also working with an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 40500.

~ Judy (WAI Director) & Shawn (WAI Education & Outreach)

3 thoughts on “WCAG 2.0 is now also ISO/IEC 40500!

  1. dear sir
    This is for your kind information that the Access to Information Programme
    under prime minister office has recruit me as National Consultant – Web
    Accessibility for persons with disability for developed the National web
    accessibility guideline.

    Bangladesh Government has decided to make 24 thousand websites and 200
    E-services which will be accessible for people with disability. I have given
    the responsibility to ensure the accessibility features of all government
    websites. The above mentioned government decision came in line with Article
    9 and Article 21 of UNCRPD and continuous advocacy by us.

    If you are in a position to provide any technical support to ensure the web
    accessibility such as any reference materials Or any example of National web
    accessibility guideline where we can learn any key point of web
    accessibility will be highly appreciable.

    As we require your cooperation to ensure the standard of the web
    accessibility and expect your full cooperation..

    Sincerely yours,

    Vashkar Bhattacharjee.

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