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Re: Web accessibility law in China

From: Henny Swan <hennys@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:39:19 +0000
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>

Thanks for the responses - much appreciated. I've collated these and a  
few others on the Web Standards Project: http://zi.ma/c9a4a2. If  
anyone knows of any more feel free to leave a comment, this is a work  
in progress...

Cheers, Henny

On 14 Nov 2008, at 11:36, Christophe Strobbe wrote:

>
> Hi Henny,
>
> At 12:08 11/11/2008, Henny Swan wrote:
>> I'm doing some research around standards within China and support for
>> web accessibility. I was wondering if anyone was aware of any  
>> existing
>> laws around making websites accessible or discussions round upcoming
>> law to support access to information within China. Any pointers or
>> suggestions would be great.
>
> Are you only thinking of the People's Republic of China or also the  
> Republic of China (aka Taiwan)?
> The governemnt in Taiwan has a "Web Accessibility Service" at <http://enable.nat.gov.tw/english.do 
> >
>
> According to a Taiwanese presenter at the ICCHP conference in July  
> this year, the Taiwan Web Accessibility Guidelines are essentially  
> the same as WCAG 1.0 (but there is no English translation).
>
> An article at <http://old.npf.org.tw/PUBLICATION/CL/092/CL-R-092-041.htm 
> > ("Accessibility of E-Government Web-Sites in Taiwan", October  
> 2003) says: "Although Taiwan has not yet developed specific laws or  
> regulations regarding Web accessibility, it has enacted several  
> legislations and governmental regulations similar to the ADA."
> The situation may have changed since the publication of this article.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Christophe
>
>
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