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RE: Australian policy - updates

From: Shawn Lawton Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 17:07:49 -0500
To: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>, <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>
Cc: "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401c42ca4$16ccb670$394cc418@SLHenry>

Thanks, Andrew. We will make these changes with the next revision.

~ Shawn


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au 
> [mailto:Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au] 
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 1:58 AM
> To: wai-eo-editors@w3.org
> Cc: Shawn Lawton Henry; Judy Brewer
> Subject: Australian policy - updates
> 
> 
> 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:
> 
> Was:
> <P class=prelist>Relevant Documents:</P><UL class=notop><LI 
> class=spacing><A 
> href="http://www.govonline.gov.au/projects/egovernment/better_
> practice/accessibility.htm">NOIE
>  - Better Practice - Standards - Accessibility standards home 
> page</A> from The National Office for the Information Economy 
> (NOIE). <LI class=spacing><A 
> href="http://www.govonline.gov.au/projects/access/access/acces
> sibility.htm">NOIE
>  - Accessibility projects home page</A> from The National 
> Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) <LI 
> class=spacing><A 
> href="http://www.noie.gov.au/projects/egovernment/Better_Pract
> ice/MWSGuide/mws_Index.htm">Commonwealth
>  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/">Gui
> de to Minimum Website Standards - Accessibility</a> 
> subsection from AGIMO. </li> <li class=spacing><a 
> href="http://www.agimo.gov.au/practice/delivery/examples/acces
> sibility/">Better
>  Practice Examples - Accessibility</A> from The Australia 
> Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).</li> <li 
> class=spacing><a 
> href="http://www2.dcita.gov.au/ie/participation/disabilities/"
> >Information
> 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 
> href="http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/dda_guide/dda_
> guide.htm">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 
> http://www.humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/decisions/comd
ec/2000/DD000120.htm


Cheers, Andrew

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