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WAI to Advise on 508 Standards Update

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 13:57:29 -0500
Message-ID: <44BFD219.3080601@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Dear WAI IG Participants,

W3C WAI has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the revision of U.S. Section 255 guidelines and Section 508 standards, which include Web accessibility. WAI looks forward to continuing to coordinate with organizations around the world to develop harmonized standards for Web accessibility. Additional information is available in the U.S. Access Board article: Board Names Advisory Committee for 508 Standards Update.

For more information:
* "Board Names Advisory Committee for 508 Standards Update": 
	http://www.access-board.gov/news/508committee.htm 
* "Why Standards Harmonization is Essential to Web Accessibility": 
	http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/harmon 
* World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): 
	http://www.w3.org 
* Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): 
	http://www.w3.org/WAI/ 
* U.S. Section 508: 
	http://www.access-board.gov/508.htm 
* U.S. Section 255 Telecommunications: 
	http://www.access-board.gov/telecomm/index.htm 
* U.S. Access Board: 
	http://www.access-board.gov/ 

More WAI Highlights are available
- on the WAI home page at: 
	http://www.w3.org/WAI/#highlights 
- via RSS feed from: 
	http://www.w3.org/WAI/highlights/about-rss.html 

Regards,
~ Shawn

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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