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Re: Web accessibility milestone in Europe - April 2000

From: vinton g. cerf <vcerf@MCI.NET>
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 18:12:25 -0400
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Dear Franciso,

This is an important topic. Could you tell us more about the 
regulatory views of the Portuguese administration and the
European Union?

Vint Cerf

At 11:52 PM 10/8/99 +0100, Francisco Godinho wrote:
>Web accessibility milestone in Europe ­ April 2000
>The Portuguese presidency of the European Union ( EU) that will take place
>during the first semester of the year 2000, goes to re-launch the European
>Initiative for the Information Society, through a ministerial conference
>that will be held in Lisbon in April of 2000.
>According to Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology, the re-launching
>of the European Initiative for the Information Society will be centered in
>subjects such as accessibility and regulation of the Internet.
>As you know, Portugal is the first European country where web accessibility
>is mandatory. This legislation was an initiative of the Ministry of Science
>and Technology. I think that people from EU countries should join efforts
>and take this conference as a milestone to promote web accessibility in
>Francisco Godinho
>Co-coordinator of the Petition for the Accessibility of the Portuguese
>GUIA/PASIG - Portuguese Accessibility Special Interest Group
>Founder for The Human Chain for Timor on the Internet

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