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AW: [off topic] Re: WCAG EM and M376/D4

From: Kerstin Probiesch <k.probiesch@googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:25:54 +0200
To: "'Shadi Abou-Zahra'" <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: "'Velleman, Eric'" <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>, "'Eval TF'" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4fdad53f.519acc0a.2925.ffffa32f@mx.google.com>
Hi Shadi,

thanks for clarificiation.

For people who are not involved in european meta discussions it's not so
easy to understand connections or non-connections between different projects
and levels of discussion.

All the best

Kerstin 


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Shadi Abou-Zahra [mailto:shadi@w3.org]
> Gesendet: Freitag, 15. Juni 2012 01:06
> An: Kerstin Probiesch
> Cc: 'Velleman, Eric'; 'Eval TF'
> Betreff: [off topic] Re: WCAG EM and M376/D4
> 
> Hi Kerstin,
> 
> For the reference of participants who are not aware of "M376", it is a
> European standard for accessible public procurement that is currently
> under development and, like Section 508 in the US, very relevant to our
> work (and vice-versa). More information: <http://www.mandate376.eu/>
> 
> Responses to your questions below:
> 
> 
> On 14.6.2012 19:59, Kerstin Probiesch wrote:
> > Hi Shadi, Eric,
> >
> > while reading through the documents of M376 where WCAG-EM is
> mentioned I
> > wondered wether the mentioned ISOs in document D4: Draft TR "Guidance
> for
> > the application of conformity assessment to European accessibility
> > requirements for public procurement of ICT products and services" are
> > binding for WCAG-EM?
> 
> I'm not aware of dependencies between WCAG-EM and M376 documents. I'm
> also not aware of M376 requiring particular standards for conformity
> assessment but this list is not the right place to discuss M376.
> 
> 
> > Could you explain the relationship or relevance of WCAG-EM in the
> light of
> > the M376-documents and the relevance of the mentioned EN 45011 and
> ISO/IEC
> > 17020 for our work or for short: must WCAG-EM be conform/compliant
> with
> > mentioned standards in D4?
> 
> WCAG-EM must meet the requirements that we previously defined here:
>   - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/methodology-reqs/>
> 
> As to the relationship between WCAG-EM and M376:
>   - EN 301 549 (the main "accessibility requirements" part of M376)
> references WCAG-EM in section C9 (Demonstration of Compliance);
>   - D4 (the supporting document for the EN that you refer to) mentions
> Eval TF work in section 7.5.7 as "starting up at WAI";
> 
> 
> In conclusion, there are already references to our work in M376 even
> though our work is not yet very mature. This underlines its relevance
> and importance. We should continue to ensure that our work is usable
> for
> contexts such as M376. Suggestions for improvement are welcome!
> 
> Best,
>    Shadi
> 
> 
> > All the best
> >
> > Kerstin
> >
> >
> 
> --
> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
> Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
> Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
> Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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