[Athen] verification that a course is accessible

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Mar 16 14:17:23 PDT 2017

Thank you for the resource, and you are correct the two terms do matter.

David Baquis from the Access Board explains the difference very succinctly:
vendors and creators of accessible materials conform to the 508 Standards or
WCAG guidelines; those of us to whom Section 508 applies comply with the

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
HTCTU Director

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For those who may not be, it might also be helpful to be aware of this
resource, from the W3C, related to WCAG 2.0 Conformance (note that
*compliance* is not the word that's used). I believe this distinction
actually matters.





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