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WCAG Around the Globe

Around the world, a number of countries have adopted some form of WCAG in their respective accessibility laws.
Some, such as Canada and Israel, require conformance with WCAG 2.0. Others, like the United States and Japan, do not require WCAG, but reference it in legislation or have implemented similar/equivalent guidelines.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at how WCAG is being implemented in a number of countries based on region, and what legislation or documentation references it.

Topics include: 
  • WCAG adoption in regions including Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe Middle East, North America, and South America
  • Legislation referencing WCAG or WCAG-derivative standards
  • List of WCAG resources

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Why Learn About WCAG's Global Impact?

With digital accessibility lawsuits on the rise, compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is crucial for any organization with a web presence.

Because WCAG is an international digital standard, compliance with the guidelines means compliance in many regions all over the world. By gaining a better sense of how the guidelines are implemented and incorporated by different nations, you will be able to better prioritize your organization's conformance to the different levels and versions of WCAG.


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