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Australian policy - updates

From: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 16:57:44 +1000
To: wai-eo-editors@w3.org
Cc: "Shawn Lawton Henry" <shawn@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF8695C763.BB29AC20-ONCA256E82.00223EFA-CA256E82.00263DEC@domino.bigpond.com>

Hi Shawn, Judy, Sylvie,

NOIE was recently disbanded
(http://www.agimo.gov.au/media/2004/03/21377.html) and the roles handed to
two new groups:
a) Australian Govt Information Management Office (functions relating to the
promotion and coordination of the use of new information and communications
technology to deliver Government policies, information, programs and
services have been placed) - see http://www.agimo.gov.au/ , and
b) Office for the Information Economy within the Dept of Communications,
Information Technology and the Arts (functions relating to broader policy,
research and programs) - see http://www2.dcita.gov.au/ie

I offer the following updates for the Policies page - Australia section:

<P class=prelist>Relevant Documents:</P><UL class=notop><LI
 - Better Practice - Standards - Accessibility standards home page</A> from
The National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE). <LI
 - Accessibility projects home page</A> from The National Office for the
Information Economy (NOIE) <LI class=spacing><A
 Guide to Minimum Web Site Standards</A>

Should be:
<p class=prelist>Relevant Documents:</p>
<ul class=notop>
<li class=spacing><a href="http://www.agimo.gov.au/practice/mws/">Guide to
Minimum Website Standards</a> from The Australia Government Information
Management Office (AGIMO). </li>
<li class=spacing>See also the <a
href="http://www.agimo.gov.au/practice/mws/accessibility/">Guide to Minimum
Website Standards - Accessibility</a> subsection from AGIMO. </li>
<li class=spacing><a
 Practice Examples - Accessibility</A> from The Australia Government
Information Management Office (AGIMO).</li>
<li class=spacing><a
Economy - People with Disabilities</a> from the Department of
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).</li>

Also, I recommend you add to HREOC (or higher, under the DDA link)
<li class=spacing><a
Brief Guide to the [Australian] Disability Discrimination Act</a> from the
Human Rights Commission.</li>

Note also that "Decision of HREOC in SOCOG case" can be found at

Cheers, Andrew

Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting
National Information & Library Service, Australia
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565
http://www.nils.org.au/ | http://www.it-test.com.au/ |

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W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

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