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Re: Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites]

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:10:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4B45C10D.6080504@technosite.es>
To: wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>
Hello,

I think that this document [1], as it is ultimately intended for end 
users, will need to be translated and localised for different countries.
Different cultures have different expectations and people with
disabilities organise themselves in different ways. It would be useful
to add an appendix to the translation giving contact addresses and
suggestions for alternative approaches more suited to the local context.

regards,

Alan

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/inaccessible



Votis Konstantinos wrote:
> Dear Andrew,all
> 
> considering the relevant section "asking others to Make the contact" as it is now, it can be considered as very generic. From our point of view it would be nice to include some specific contact details for some international or national organizations that someone could be in touch contact with them. 
> P.S. Maybe a new section should be included to the report based on the people rights and laws regarding the accessbility status of public Web sites (e.g. Public sector websites to be accessible by 2010, ..)
> 
> regards
> 
> Kostas 
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Konstantinos Votis
> Computer Engineer & Informatics, Msc, MBA
> Research Associate
> Informatics and Telematics Institute
> Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
> 6th Klm. Charilaou - Thermi Road
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> 
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Andrew Arch 
>   To: public-wai-age@w3.org 
>   Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 5:33 PM
>   Subject: [Fwd: Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites]
> 
> 
>   Dear WAI-AGE subscribers,
> 
>   Please note the following email to WAI-IG regarding the publication of 
>   Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites as a draft for comment.
> 
>   Regards, Andrew
>   -- 
>   Andrew Arch
>   Web Accessibility and Ageing Specialist
>   http://www.w3.org/People/Andrew/
>   http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/
> 
>   -------- Original Message --------
>   Subject: Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites
>   Resent-Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:59:45 +0000
>   Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>   Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 07:59:45 -0600
>   From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
>   To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> 
>   Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
> 
>   W3C WAI invites feedback on a new resource published today:
>      Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites
>      http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/inaccessible
> 
>   This new document provides guidance on identifying key contacts, 
>   describing the problem, and following up as needed. It includes tips and 
>   sample e-mails.
> 
>   WAI encourages you to use this draft document, and let us know how it 
>   works for you and how we can improve it. Please send comments to the 
>   publicly-archived e-mail list:
>      wai-eo-editors@w3.org
>      by 3 February 2010
> 
>   You can also share your experiences and ideas as comments on the blog post:
>      *Take a few minutes to encourage web accessibility. Your voice counts.*
>      http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/01/encourage_accessibility_make_a_difference
> 
>   This document was developed by Education and Outreach Working Group 
>   (EOWG) as part of the WAI-AGE Project. WAI-AGE is a European Commission 
>   IST Specific Support Action, with the goal of increasing accessibility 
>   of the Web for older people as well as for people with disabilities. 
>   See: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/
> 
>   Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
>   your comments.
> 
>   Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
>   cross-postings where possible.
> 
>   Regards,
>   ~Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair
>   On behalf of the document editors: Andrew Arch, Shawn Lawton Henry, 
>   Shadi Abou-Zahra
> 
> 
> 
>   -----
>   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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Alan Chuter
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