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Lead Translation Organization WCAG 2.0 German

From: Iris Cornelssen <iris.cornelssen@aktion-mensch.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:29:37 +0100
Message-ID: <49C8E041.4070703@aktion-mensch.de>
To: w3c-translators@w3.org
CC: Tomas Caspers <tomas@tomascaspers.de>, Christian Schmitz <christian.schmitz@aktion-mensch.de>
Dear all,

we would hereby like to apply for becoming the Lead Translation
Organization (LTO) for translating the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 into German.

Our organisation, the "Deutsche Behindertenhilfe Aktion Mensch e.V.",
was founded in 1964 and is one of the largest social welfare
organisations in Germany. It is oriented towards the idea of
humanitarian rights and solidarity striving for equal opportunities in
society and campaigning every person's right to self-determination and
to be an accepted member of society. One of our projects includes the
initiative "Einfach für Alle" (www.einfach-fuer-alle.de) which has
become the standard authoritative source in the German-speaking
accesssibility community as a hands-on tutorial and is often cited in
presentations, conference papers, books and doctoral theses. In addition
this website if often mentioned in requests for proposals as the source
for "how-to-implement-accessibility"-guidance. In 2003 Aktion Mensch
initiated the BIENE-Award. Through EfA's publicity the awards were well
accepted and the quality of the entered sites has steadily grown through
our efforts in raising public awareness.

Thus a translation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
2.0 through Aktion Mensch will ensure that they will be used as a
reference by site owners, designers, and programmers. In addition the
government will need to update its regulations but can only do so when
there is an authorized German translation of the guidelines.

The structure of Aktion Mensch as such makes sure that major and
relevant stakeholder organisations are involved in the process, since
they are members of Aktion Mensch (the organisations themselves are
mainly umbrella organisations for various other welfare organisations.)
For a complete list please go to:

The coordination of the translation process will be supported by Shadi
Abou-Zahra, WAI International Program Office Activity Lead.

If you should need any further information please contact us at

We feel confident that you will accept our application and are looking
forward to hearing from you soon.


Iris Cornelssen

Teamleiterin Internet
Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Aufklärung
Deutsche Behindertenhilfe Aktion Mensch e.V.
Heinemannstrasse 36
53175 Bonn

Fax: 0228-2092-333
Mobil: 0174-3412725
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