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

From: Francisco Godinho <f.godinho@mail.telepac.pt>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 00:35:57 +0100
Message-ID: <00ef01bf1b53$dfb24120$962888c1@magoo.utad.pt>
To: "Dr. Paulo Sepúlveda" <mop26391@mail.telepac.pt>, "ISTF - Christian de Larrinaga" <cdel@firsthand.net>, "ISTF - Vinton Cerf" <vcerf@MCI.NET>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <guia.pasig@bigfoot.com>
Dear friends,

Today I have sent a public email to the Portuguese Minister of Science and
Technology  requesting the inclusion of accessibility on the Internet for
people with disabilities in the European Ministerial conference for the
Information Society. This conference will be held in Lisbon in April of 2000
during the Portuguese presidency of the European Union.

I'll wait a positive answer until the end of this month. After that, if
necessary, PASIG will begin an International Online Petition for the
Accessibility on the Internet in European Union located at
http://www.acessibilidade.net/europa/

You could understand this position as the preparation of the petition. Would
you like to join us in this effort?

Francisco Godinho
Co-ordinator of the Petition for the Accessibility of the Portuguese
Internet.
GUIA/PASIG - Portuguese Accessibility Special Interest Group
http://www.acessibilidade.net/index_eng.html

-----Original Message-----
From: Francisco Godinho <f.godinho@mail.telepac.pt>
Subject: Web accessibility milestone in Europe - April 2000 (second call)


>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
>
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 1999 19:46:15 GMT

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