Software for reading writing and updating pdf files
It provides informative guidance (guidance that is not normative and does not set requirements).
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Therefore, the application of WCAG 2.0 to documents and software in non-web contexts required some interpretation in order to determine how the intent of each WCAG 2.0 success criterion could be met in these different contexts of use.
This version includes changes made in response to comments received on the three earlier Working Drafts of this document.The Task Force found that the majority of success criteria from WCAG 2.0 can apply to non-web documents and software with no or only minimal changes.Specifically, of the thirty-eight Level A and AA success criteria, twenty-six did not include any web related terms and apply directly as written and as described in the “Intent” sections from the updated Understanding WCAG 2.0 .Should the need arise, however, the document could be updated.Comments received on this document will help the Working Group to decide if updates are needed, or will be taken into account should a republication be planned.
Thirteen of these twenty-six applied without any additional notes.