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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 08:10:25 -0500
To: 'Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG' <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, 'WCAG List' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <005601c393e6$dcf99090$086fa8c0@USD320002X>

Hi Roberto,

I'm not sure I understand.  Does this say the Italy would use WCAG
(international guidelines)  or just refer to them when they design their

Sounds like this might say that Italy will be designing their own -- but I'm
not sure 

Can you help?


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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:50 AM
To: WCAG List
Subject: Re: Italian Law... today will be the day

The first step was done (sorry, only italian language):
The Parlament has approved the text:

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

----- 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:


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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