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European Union Council Resolution

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 14:22:56 +0100
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From an RNIB mailing list.
 I know Lisa is keeping a watch, but for the rest of us.
Pity the actual document in in pdf though.

regards DaveP

You may be interested in the European Union Council Resolution of 6th
February 2003 entitled "eAccessibility - Improving Access of People with
Disabilities to the Knowledge Based Society", which calls on the member
states and Commission to (amongst other things):

* promote a more coordinated approach by the key players involved in
eAccessibility and in the application and development of technology,
standards, legislation, and education.

* promote common methodologies with regard to the use of the WAI (W3C
Accessibility Initiative) guidelines.

* promote feedback on standardisation activities and their impact on "real

* consider the provision of an eAccessibility mark for goods and services
which comply with relevant standards for eAccessibility.

* promote the aim that proposed Design for All curricula are developed by
educational authorities.

* ensure that multimedia materials and the use of ICT in education do not
create new barriers.

* ensure that eAccessibility becomes a regular part of all education
programmes of vocational schools of any level, e.g. web masters,
multimedia authors, and software developers.

I've summarised what I think are the important aspects of this call.
However, if you would like to read the full document (only 3 pages), you
can download it in PDF format from


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