lunes, 13 de mayo de 2019

WCAG ha cumplido 20 años

El 5 de mayo de 1999, W3C publicó Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. El W3C lo comunicó en su nota de prensa W3C Issues Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as a Recommendation:

The World Wide Web Consortium today announced the release of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" specification as a W3C Recommendation. As a W3C Recommendation, the specification is stable, contributes to the universality of the Web, and has been reviewed by the W3C Membership who recommend it as the means for making Web sites accessible. W3C encourages information providers to raise their level of accessibility using this Recommendation.
Un paso fundamental para el desarrollo de WCAG fue la creación de la Web Accessibility Initiative el 22 de octubre de 1997, como podemos leer en World Wide Web Consortium Launches International Program Office for Web Accessibility Initiative:
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today announced the launch of the International Program Office (IPO) for the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) to promote and achieve Web functionality for people with disabilities. "The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web. "The IPO will ensure the Web can be accessed through different combinations of senses and physical capabilities just as other W3C activities ensure its operation across different hardware and software platforms, media, cultures and countries."
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