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Re: Draft Notes on Web Accessibility from Prospective of Various Countries

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 20:14:21 +0200
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To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@wiscmail.wisc.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 3:37 AM
Subject: Draft Notes on Web Accessibility from Prospective of Various
Countries


> Italy
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> It is expected that Italy will have a law before the end of the year.
> Separate from the law will be regulations or specifics.
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> At the present time, there are lots of recommendations.  There are
> approximately 12 proposals in Parliament at the present time.  There are 4
> or 5 main proposals, one of which is from the minister of innovation and
> technology.  This proposal is currently somewhat "508 like" in that it is
> based on the work of the W3C, but rewords things.  This proposal is
> currently influx and being modified in order to incorporate other
proposals
> and ideas.  Efforts are being made to see how much alignment can be
> eventually created.  It is not clear at this time exactly how things will
> work out in the end.  At the present time, there is not much enforcement.
> Approximately 3% of sites are believed to be accessible.

Hi Gregg,
a little mistake :)
The Ministry proposal don't refer to the W3C and the Ministry don't want a
reference to the W3C in side the law...

Roberto Scano
IWA/HWG EMEA Coordinator
W3C Advisory Committee Representative for IWA/HWG
International Webmasters Association / HTML Writers Guild
http://www.iwanet.org - http://www.hwg.org
E-Mail: emea@iwanet.org - w3c-rep@iwanet.org
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