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Re: 508 vs. W3C

From: Carlos A Velasco <velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 20:52:10 +0200
Message-ID: <3D5803DA.9000900@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, WAI IG List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear Randal, Emmanuelle,

The actual text (and what should be referenced, I think) of the law is 
available (in German) at:
<http://www.behindertenbeauftragter.de/download/gleichstellungsgesetz.htm>
(Federal Law on Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities may be 
an approximate translation)

Paragraph 11 deals with Barrier-free information technologies. Since 
August 1st, there is a decree for the implementation of the law 
(Barrierefreie Informationstechnik Verordnung - BITV) that basically 
translates in its Appendix WCAG 1.0 - level AA as its reference point.

You can download the BITV text (as PDF, go figure!) here:
<http://www.bmi.bund.de/Annex/de_22681/Barrierefreie_Informationstechnik-Verordnung_BITV_als_PDF-Download.pdf>

regards,
carlos

RUST Randal wrote:
>>Also, consider that the German administration has recently 
>>taken a further step and asked for double-A compliance as a minimum!
> 
> 
> Simon,
> 
> Can you provide a link to confirmation of this?  Thanks.
> 
> Randal


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