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Web accessibility milestone in Europe - April 2000 (second call)

From: Francisco Godinho <f.godinho@mail.telepac.pt>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 18:24:37 +0100
Message-ID: <01a001bf198d$a88c18a0$962888c1@magoo.utad.pt>
To: "SIVA - Renzo Andrich" <renzo.andrich@siva.it>, "Hadar - Hans Sundstrõm" <hans.sundstrom@hadar.amu.se>, "ISTF - Vinton Cerf" <vcerf@MCI.NET>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear friends,

The Portuguese Presidency of the European Union (EU), that will take place
during the first semester of the year 2000, is responsible for an European
Ministerial
conference related with the European Initiative for the Information Society.
This Conference will be held in Lisbon in April of 2000.

Yesterday, during the conference ”Internet for Special Needs” held  in
Portugal,
I made a public request to the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology
to include web accessibility in the conference agenda.

This request will be transmitted on the Television but I think that this is
not enough.

I am convicted that will be necessary a STRONG INTERNATIONAL LOBBY to
achieve this goal.

I will have a meeting with the Minister of Science and Technology next 24th
of November
and I would like to have a credible draft proposal to deliver him in hand.

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Regards
Francisco Godinho



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
Europe.

Regards
Francisco Godinho
Co-coordinator of the Petition for the Accessibility of the Portuguese
Internet.
GUIA/PASIG - Portuguese Accessibility Special Interest Group
http://www.acessibilidade.net/index_eng.html
Founder for The Human Chain for Timor on the Internet
http://www.acessibilidade.net/timor
http://www.egroups.com/group/timor-portugal/
STOP THE GENOCIDE IN EAST TIMOR
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