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From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 23:05:53 -0500
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Pattison" <srp@bigpond.net.au>
To: "VIP L" <vip-l@softspeak.com.au>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 10:02 PM
Subject: Adapting Web Accessibility Guidelines for Australia


From: Tom Worthington <twng@tomw.net.au>
Newsgroups: alt.disability.blind.social

This is to request the assistance of the    Internet community to adapt
Macromedia's Accessibility Solutions guidelines for use in Australia
<http://www.tomw.net.au/as/as.html>.

The intent is to provide an overview of resources available to make the
web more accessible to people with a disability, using Macromedia
products. It is a reworking for the Australian environment of U.S
material. The original addresses the requirements of Section 508 of the
U.S. 1974 Rehabilitation Act, (commonly referred to as "Section 508" or
"508") which prohibits U.S. federal agencies from buying, developing,
maintaining, or using electronic and information technology that are
inaccessible to people with disabilities. The Australian version will
emphasize the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines.

Those with an interest in accessibility of the web, and in particular
the Australian context, are invited to contribute content, comments and
corrections. In particular Australian guidelines and resources web
sites
are needed. The final result will form part of the Macromedia
Accessibility Resource Center for use by web developers.

ps: Macromedia will hold a free Web Solutions Conference with eLearning
and accessibility seminars in Sydney on Monday 3 December 2001.
Registration is now closed, but you may still be able to register on
the
day (subject to seating availability). For more information on this and
future seminars in Australia
mailto:macromedia.seminars@tomw.net.au?subject=accessibility

Tom Worthington FACS tom.worthington@tomw.net.au
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
http://www.tomw.net.au PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617

Regards Steve,
mailto:srp@bigpond.net.au.
Received on Friday, 30 November 2001 23:05:56 GMT

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