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RE: UK Developer Certification (BWDMA)

From: <Julie.Howell@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 10:48:54 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F05FF1075@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>


Although RNIB has been reported as being involved with this we weren't
actually at the meeting where this was discussed and agreed so our input
at this stage has been negligable.

It is probably best to contact the chair of the group, Leonie Watson of
Nomensa at lw@nomensa.com for further information.

Best regards

Julie Howell
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au
Sent: 05 December 2003 15:51
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Subject: UK Developer Certification

Did anyone pick up the proposal for developer certification in the UK?
See http://www.bwdma.com/403 & http://www.icdri.org/News/bwdma.htm

"The first ever accessibility accreditation scheme for suppliers of web
design services is to launch early next year. The scheme has been
developed by the recently formed accessibility and usability working
group of the British Web Design and Marketing Association (BWDMA).  The
accreditation will enable the digital industry to identify qualified
suppliers in what is a legally essential requirement for all companies
on the web."

Does anyone know anything about this? What will be the basis for

A quick look indicates they to employ some 'certified' developers

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

Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

NILS - A Joint Venture between the
Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, The Royal Blind Society of NSW,
and Vision Australia Foundation.


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