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RE: 508 vs. W3C

From: Steve Vosloo <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 13:20:56 +0200
To: "'WAI IG List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Carlos

Can you please tell me if Germany's requirement for level-AA compliance
is for all govt sites, or also inclusive of public sites.

Thanks
Steve



-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Carlos A Velasco
Sent: 12 August 2002 08:52 PM
To: RUST Randal; WAI IG List
Subject: Re: 508 vs. W3C



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.ht
m>
(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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   [Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)]
   Barrierefreie Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie für Alle
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