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eAccessibility of public sector services in the European Union

From: Barry McMullin <mcmullin@eeng.dcu.ie>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 10:37:39 +0000 (GMT)
To: wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0511271026190.9630@pompeii.eeng.dcu.ie>

Hi Folks -

Just to flag that the full report has just been published from a
recent study on accessibility of web-based "e-government"
services across the European Union.  It is available online at
this URL:

<http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/e-government/resources/eaccessibility/>

For once, the HTML version is available simultaneously with the
PDF - so all credit to the UK Cabinet Office for "making it so".
While the PDF version is particularly suitable for those who want
conventional hard copy, it also demonstrates use of the PDF
accessibility features for online reading, for those who may
prefer that to HTML (Adobe generously supported the production of
this version).

Full disclosure: DCU was one of the partners in carrying out this
study, along with RNIB (lead contractor), Ability Net and Socitm
Insight.

Note that the recommendations are essentially just suggestions of
the study team: they don't automatically have any authority or
force.  Their ultimate impact depends on the extent to which the
EU and the member states decide to act on them, which is yet to
be seen.

Any comments, reactions or feedback would be welcome.

Enjoy - Barry.
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