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RE: Italian Law... today will be the day

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 08:04:37 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A1DFA5C@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>, "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, "WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

This is wonderful news, Roberto! Congratulations!


"Good design is accessible design." 
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John Slatin, Ph.D.
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Tom Croucher
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:59 am
To: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG; WCAG List
Subject: Re: Italian Law... today will be the day


I am sure I can speak for all of us when I say congratulations on this 
wonderful step.


On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:50:10 +0200, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG 
<rscano@iwa-italy.org> wrote:

> The first step was done (sorry, only italian language):
> The Parlament has approved the text: 
> http://new.camera.it/_dati/leg14/lavori/stampati/pdf/14PDL0049770.pdf
> now it will pass to the Senate for the approvation.
> some points referring to web accessibility:
> - accessibility rules must refer to the international directives and 
> guidelines (indirectly referring to W3C WAI)
> - update guidelines when international guidelines will be developed
> - government have 90 days to create the rules for accessibility
> - in learning and e-learning must be apply also study of web 
> accessibility
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
> To: "WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:51 AM
> Subject: Italian Law... today will be the day
> Hi to All!
> Today officially will be discussed the italian law for the 
> accessibility of the web and software/hardware.
> I think that it will be discussed about 6.00PM italian local time and 
> available in audio/video streaming at:
> http://www.camera.it/attivita/lavori/01.aula/05.direttav.asp
> Yesterday for the first time the W3C will be officially convocated to 
> explain why we need to refer to the EU directives about the W3C WAI 
> program and we as IWA/HWG has followed the creation and modification 
> of the law and (if approved as is) we have propose an article inside 
> the law that directly point to have this reference.
> We hope that today we go ahead with the first of the two steps that 
> make the italian law with WAI (WCAG, ATAG, UAAG) references.
> Roberto Scano
> IWA/HWG EMEA Coordinator
> W3C Advisory Commitee 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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