[docs] WCAG 2.0 from w3 consortium

Georg Brandl georg at python.org
Mon Sep 7 18:51:22 CEST 2015

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On 09/07/2015 06:06 PM, Carol Willing wrote:
> On 9/7/15 8:58 AM, Laura Creighton wrote:
>> Recently, webmaster received 2 queries from people who wanted to know how
>> compliant ÃPython and the Python documentation were with the Americans
>> with Disabilities Act Provisions and with WCAG3 
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
>> The real question was 'how hard is it for Blind people to use Python and
>> read the docs?'.  I sent the people who made the queries to some blind
>> programmers' mailing lists, to ask some real blind people, some of whom I
>> know use Python.  But the question got me wondering.  Was WCAG considered
>> when we redesigned the docs?  Is there something I should also be telling
>> such people?

Short answer: no, I did not try to take anything like this into account.
In the case of American laws because they are of no consequence to me,
and in the case of the W3C guidelines because I am not familiar with them.

But of course the goal of being accessible is worthwhile, and contributions
in this direction are very welcome.

> I'm not sure about the history. 18F has a good draft accessibility guide. 
> There's also a page linking to accessibility testing tools: 
> https://pages.18f.gov/accessibility/tools/
> Running the tools on the existing docs would be a good project for a future
> sprint.


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