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Re: Policy references

From: Peter Bosher <peter@soundlinks.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 11:19:43 +0100
Message-Id: <199807021021.LAA25691@dns1.enterprise.net>
To: <jbrewer@w3.org>
CC: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>


The relevant legislation in the UK is the Disability Discrimination Act.  
It is being phased in, and the part that would seem to apply to making sites
accessible will go live in October 1999.

The best reference I've found so far for this is at:

This is off the main site for the National Disability Council, which gives
useful general background to the legislation:

   >[thread starter]
   >Another deliverable is a policy reference listing.
   >Within the US, there are 4 or more laws or related policies that
   >somehow relate to Web accessibility.  I can pull together a
   >reference listing for those, but need pointers to policies outside
   >the US.
   >In the US:
   >- Section 504 of the Rehab Act (indirectly)
   >- Section 508 of the Rehab Act (still somewhat indirect)
   >- ADA, particular via US DOJ opinion on Web accessibility
   >- Section 255 of Telecommunications Act (although it doesn't
   >address Web as much as it might...)
   >In Canada, what are the relevant laws, regs, policies?
   >In Australia, my understanding is New South Wales has stringent
   >guidelines, federally less so but still general guidelines?
   >In Europe, different countries have different levels of
   >requirements, and there is no EU-wide requirement yet?
   >Asian countries, any requirements to date?
   >If you have information on these, please send pointers so we can
   >compile them.  Let me know if you have a particular interest in
   >hunting some of this down.
   >Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
   >Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
   >World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
   >MIT/LCS Room NE43-355
   >545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139 USA
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