Re: Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites]

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, ..)


Konstantinos Votis
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andrew Arch 
  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

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  Subject: Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites
  Resent-Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:59:45 +0000
  Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 07:59:45 -0600
  From: Shawn Henry <>
  To: WAI Interest Group <>

  Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

  W3C WAI invites feedback on a new resource published today:
     Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites

  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:
     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.*

  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. 

  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.

  ~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)
  phone: +1.617.395.7664

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