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Re: Company Accessibility Policies

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 18:29:28 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20010412182928.00995590@localhost>
To: Brian_Hardy@visionaustralia.org.au, "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com>
Cc: Andrew_Arch%AFTB@tnpn.net.au, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
>Within the commercial sector they play an important role in allowing
competing
>companies (like banks) to meet to discuss common issues without the risk
>breeching the Trade Practices legislation the outlaws collusion between
>competitors which would affect the operation of a free market.

This part sounds like the role of an industry consortium, under US law, and
among international industry.

Other parts of your description sound like professional associations (e.g.
associations of lawyers), and yet other parts like what we might just call
national associations in the US (e.g. associations of people with
disabilities) or international associations as the case may be. 

- Judy

At 01:25 PM 4/11/01 +1100, Brian_Hardy@visionaustralia.org.au wrote:
>
>
>Kathleen
>
>Isn't it wonderful to be separated by a common language.
>
>Peak bodies in Australia are associations of industries or groups, generally
>established for the purposes of developing common standards, or processes or
>taking action which is common to all members or lobbying government or
promoting
>the interests of the members.
>
>So they include groups like the one's Andrew has sent you, but there are
>hundreds across Australia, wherever people have a common interest. They
include
>peak bodies of people with disabilities, trade unions, employers, legal
centres,
>doctors, accountants and so on.
>
>Within the commercial sector they play an important role in allowing
competing
>companies (like banks) to meet to discuss common issues without the risk
>breeching the Trade Practices legislation the outlaws collusion between
>competitors which would affect the operation of a free market.
>
>I hope that helps
>
>Regartds
>Brian Hardy
>Vision Australia Foundation
>
>
>
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>|        |          "Kathleen Anderson"|
>|        |          <kathleen@spiderweb|
>|        |          woman.com>         |
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>|        |          11/04/01 09:58 AM  |
>|        |          Please respond to  |
>|        |          "Kathleen Anderson"|
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>  |       To:     Andrew Arch@AFTB, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org         |
>  |       cc:     (bcc: Brian Hardy/Kooyong/AFTB)             |
>  |       Subject:     Re: Company Accessibility Policies     |
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>Andrew:
>I'll take a look at the sites, but, at the risk of being "hemispheric", what
>is a Peak body?  :-)
>
>~ Kathleen Anderson
>Spider Web Woman Designs
>http://www.spiderwebwoman.com
>email: kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <Andrew_Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
>To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
>Sent: April 10, 2001 7:20 PM
>Subject: Re: Company Accessibility Policies
>
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>>
>> Kathleen/Harvey,
>>
>> Should we should consider promoting lead organisations (or Peak bodies)
>with
>> policies too? We have a number in Australia with accessibility policies
>(incl
>> the web), eg:
>>
>> Law Foundation -
>http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/olap/access/web_access.html
>> EdNA -
>>
>http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/publish/system/edures/access_guidelines/access_g
>uidelines.html
>> Bankers Assoc - http://www.bankers.asn.au/ &
>> http://www.bankers.asn.au/2603016.htm
>>
>> Cheers, Andrew
>> _________________________________
>> Andrew Arch
>> Vision Australia Foundation
>> http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/
>>
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>> |        |          "Kathleen Anderson"     |
>> |        |          <kathleen.anderson@po.st|
>> |        |          ate.ct.us>              |
>> |        |                                  |
>> |        |          31/03/01 01:50          |
>> |        |          Please respond to       |
>> |        |          "Kathleen Anderson"     |
>> |        |                                  |
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>>   |       To:     "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "Harvey   |
>>   |       Bingham" <hbingham@acm.org>                   |
>>   |       cc:     (bcc: Andrew Arch/Kooyong/AFTB)       |
>>   |       Subject:     Re: Company Accessibility        |
>>   |       Policies                                      |
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>> Harvey:
>> Sounds good. If people want to send me the company names, and links, if
>you
>> have them, I can start keeping a list.
>> Two links, actually - one to the company, and one to their policy, if it
>is
>> available on the web.
>> Thanks,
>> Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
>> Office of the State Comptroller
>> 55 Elm Street
>> Hartford, Connecticut   06106
>> voice: 860.702.3355 fax: 860.702.3634
>> e-mail: kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us
>> URL: http://www.osc.state.ct.us/
>> URL ACCESS: http://www.cmac.state.ct.us/access/
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
>> To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
>> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 10:34 AM
>> Subject: Company Accessibility Policies
>>
>>
>> > We should put together an original list of companies with such policies,
>> > and then send to the W3C member organizations, to invite all to add
>> > their own.
>> >
>> > Regards/Harvey Bingham
>> >
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-- 
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2001 18:29:43 GMT

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