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Re: Canadian Government Web Accessibility Test Facility

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 09:25:57 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Oops... message posted to the wrong list, but you folks might be interested


At 1/7/00 09:20 AM , Chuck Letourneau wrote:
>For the minutes of the January 7, 2000 conference call:
>The Government of Canada, in its continuing effort to make its electronic
>information and on-line services accessible to all Canadians, has begun a
>pilot project operating a “Web site Accessibility Testing Service”.  The
>service is sponsored by the Chief Information Officer’s Branch of the
>Treasury Board Secretariat, and hosted by the Enabling Resource Centre of
>the Public Service Commission.
>GoC Web masters or design teams can make an appointment to watch as persons
>using enabling technologies experience their designs under real-world
>conditions.   Also on hand will be an expert in accessible Web site design
>to advise the client on how to make their designs conform to the Treasury
>Board’s and W3C’s guidelines for universal accessibility.
>Provisions will be made for the evaluation team to be mobile should a
>client’s design reside on a department’s Intranet server or in an otherwise
>secure environment.
>The service, located in downtown Ottawa, will only be available to local
>GoC organizations during the pilot phase.  However, since the Enabling
>Resource Centre is fully equipped as a teleconference site, this service
>has the potential to be rolled out across the country.
>Starling Access Services
> "Access A World Of Possibility"
>  e-mail: info@starlingweb.com
>   URL: http://www.starlingweb.com
>    Phone: 613-820-2272  FAX: 613-820-6983
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