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legislation in Germany

From: Jan Eric Hellbusch <hellbusch@web.de>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 20:20:27 +0100
To: "Gavin Hardman" <ghardman@zentropypartners.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NFBBJKECKLPNANIKABHJIEJFCNAA.hellbusch@web.de>
Gavin.

As Ineke has already mentioned, there will be a law passed in Germany in
coming May. § 11 implies that the federal government (i.e. ministries) only
must conform web sites other software to accessibility guidelines, though at
the moment it is still unclear what the guidelines will contain. Also
unclear is who else besides the government will be obliged to produce
accessible software. The guidelines for the executive should be out soon.
Due to the federal system in Germany, there will be further legislatives on
State level, too.

Jan

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  -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
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  Auftrag von Gavin Hardman
  Gesendet: Freitag, 22. Februar 2002 12:56
  An: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
  Betreff: RE: adjusting font size and type



  Does anyone know if there is equivalent legislation in Germany to
  the DDA in
  UK or Section 508 in US ?

  Many thanks


  Gavin Hardman
  Senior Site Developer
  Zentropy Partners Ltd
  Lynton House
  7-12 Tavistock Square
  wc1h 9lt
  0207 554 0422
Received on Monday, 25 February 2002 14:14:40 GMT

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