[Accessibility] Draft #1 -- Statement On Conformance

Janina Sajka janina at freestandards.org
Wed Jul 13 08:27:15 PDT 2005

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Version #1.0
July 13, 2005

Statement On Conformance and Certification
With FSG Accessibility Standards

FSG Accessibility Standards facilitate consistent and robust support for
individuals with disabilities.  They also facilitate the creation and
distribution of assistive/adaptive technologies and user agents appropriate to
a range of end-user abilities and to ensure that applications and operating
system services operate in cooperation, rather than in conflict, with such

Conformance to FSG Accessibility Standards niehter implies nor provides a
warranty, including no warranty of merchantability nor of fitness for any
particular user nor any particular accessibility requirement.

Although FSG Accessibility Standards provide technologies necessary to
facilitate accessibility, they do not guarantee that any particular user will
be able to use any particular platform service or application. Furthermore,
conformance with any particular FSG standard on accessibility, and even the
aggregate of all FSG Accessibility Standards, does not guarantee accessibility
for any particular user or class of users.  Conformance with FSG Accessibility
Standards provides a minimal baseline of binary compatibility to other
applications and services which are required for insuring that persons with
disabilities will be able to utilize computing platforms and applications. As
FSG Accessibility Standards mature and become more comprehensive, and as more
and more platforms and applications conform to them, it can be expected that
platform services and applications will become ever more accessible to more
and more users and user circumstances.  However, no single application nor
service nor aggregate of applications or services, should be construed to make
a platform or application "accessible."


Janina Sajka				Phone: +1.202.494.7040
Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC	http://www.CapitalAccessibility.Com
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Chair, Accessibility Workgroup		Free Standards Group (FSG)
janina at freestandards.org		http://a11y.org

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