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Re: Other Countries -- Additions to Policy page

From: Jorge Teran <teranj@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 17:49:11 -0400
Message-ID: <007e01c30c3d$ad30c9e0$0f01a8c0@umsanet.edu.bo>
To: "Panchang Sailesh" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, "Harvey Bingham" <hbingham@acm.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Bolivia does not have any policy regarding accessibility. Discrimination is
still one issue not solved. Recently some projects to carry Information
Technology to rural areas got some funding but making accessibility part of
these projects will take a long time.

Prof. Jorge Teran

----- Original Message -----
From: "Panchang Sailesh" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
To: "Harvey Bingham" <hbingham@acm.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: Other Countries -- Additions to Policy page


>
> Hello Harvey,
> Thanks for the reminder. As of now, India does not have anything like a
> policy   on Web accessibility. This was confirmed  by a few leaders in the
> IT field in India too. Unfortunately  it does not seem to be on anyone's
> agenda. They all say that India  has other priorities and a lot of
pressing
> issues like improving literacy levels, providing drinking water and
removal
> of poverty etc. I reasoned that ensuring Web accessibility will facilitate
> access to education and    to work even if physical accessibility is
> limited. So it will help raies  literacy levels and reduce poverty levels.
> But  rights of people with disabilities is not high on anyone's priority
and
> it does not get consistent support from the government  by way of
political
> will as well as funding.
> Assistive technology (especially computer access technology) is virtually
> unknown in India . A policy for funding AT is also absent.
> Sailesh Panchang
> Senior Accessibility Engineer
> Deque Systems Inc,
> Fairfax VA 22033
> * Pioneering Information Accessibility *
> Web: http://www.deque.com
> Telephone: 703-218-8018
> E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
> Fax: 703-218-5047
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harvey Bingham" <hbingham@acm.org>
> To: <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 9:07 PM
> Subject: Other Countries -- Additions to Policy page
>
>
> >
> > Reminder: Several e-mails to the eo list identify policies that haven't
> > made it to the Policy page yet.
> >
> > I had sent to eo what I learned about several countries:
> >
> > 1. India policies on web accessibility (2/14/2003f rom Sailesh Panchang)
> >
> > 2. Hong Kong Digital 21 Policy (2/16/2003 from Yammie)
> >
> > Natasha had sent policies:
> >
> > 3. FW: Internet Accessibility in Poland (2/24/2003)
> >
> > 4. Russian accessibility laws (2/14/2003)
> >
> > We may have failed to get these on the wai-eo-editors list, so they
> > were never recorded.
> >
> >
>
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