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Re: Accessibility certification

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@teleservicios.es>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:44:33 +0200
To: "W3C WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opsy7hwjnqx03efm@0032k2d.e-fti.com>

In fact EuroAccessibility is no longer working in the area of  
certification since the launch last year of the Support-EAM project.  
Support-EAM[1] is funded by the European Commission and is progressing  
toward a harmonised methodology (as part of a cluster of projects  
collectively known as WAB Cluster) and a certification organisation. The  
first public draft of the Unified Web Evaluation Methdology or UWEM was  
published this month [2]. The certification organisation is being defined  
as part of a CEN Workshop [3].

best regards,

Alan Chuter
Fundosa Teleservicios
achuter@teleservicios.es
Tel. +34 91 1210335

[1] http://www.support-eam.org/
[2] http://www.wabcluster.org/uwem05/
[3] http://comelec.afnor.fr/cen/wswac



En Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:20:37 +0100, Léonie Watson <lw@nomensa.com>  
escribió:

> Sailesh,
>    The work towards a harmonised European mark for web accessibility is  
> driven by a collective of European organisations with an interest in  
> this area, or who already have an accreditation scheme in place within  
> their own country.
> http://www.euroaccessibility.org/
>    In addition, the Usability & Accessibility Working Group are working  
> on an accreditation scheme that will badge the supplier, rather than the  
> end product web site. This scheme is looking to involve the harmonised  
> Euromark as part of the process of valuation, but this has yet to be  
> decided.
> http://www.ua-wg.org/
>
>     The working group have begun development, but are currently not  
> funded and so work is only slowly progressing. Any volunteers sincerely  
> welcomed :-)
> Tink.
> --
> Léonie Watson - Head of Accessibility
> http://www.nomensa.com/
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On  
> Behalf Of Sailesh Panchang
> Sent: 25 October 2005 14:42
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Accessibility certification
>
>
> Hello List,
> Does anyone know of any Web accessibility certification process in the  
> E.U., U.K., Canada, Australia or elsewhere? If there is any, what  
> authority and acceptability does it have?
> The European Commission, in its 2005 Communication on e-Accessibility,  
> indicated that they are examining accessibility compliance evaluation  
> that could include certification and labeling by a third party. Any  
> progress here?
>
> Thanks,
> Sailesh Panchang
> Senior Accessibility Engineer
> Deque Systems (www.deque.com)
> 11180 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #400
> Reston VA 21091
> E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
> Tel: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
>



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