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Accessibility policy announcement in Spain

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@teleservicios.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 09:42:20 +0100
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Setting out the objectives for his ministry in the coming year 2003, Spain's
minister of Science and Technology, Josep Pique, declared that the
government will take the necessary measures to ensure access for the
disabled to new telecommunications technology.

The minister said that [the government] will establish certain rights and
obligations for public bodies to ensure, among other things, provision for
'the needs of the disabled', and other general matters.

Concerning access to new technology, Pique stated that his department will
update the Plan Info XXI (strategic plan for development of ICT), admitting
that some programmes, such as 'Internet para todos' (Internet for All), have
not produced the results hoped for.

Original story in Spanish is at
http://www.discapnet.es/graficos/actualidad/Servimedia/noticia.asp?txt_Titul
o=4027

Alan Chuter
achuter@teleservicios.com
http://www.teleservicios.com/
Received on Wednesday, 8 January 2003 03:46:51 GMT

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