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Support for Standards harmonization

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 14:49:43 -0400
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To: "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
One problem is that a confusing array of so-called accessibility
'standards' can be difficult for non-specialist organisations to evaluate,
said Tom Adams, senior digital media consultant at the Office of the e-
Envoy (OeE -
http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk). "
Although the World Wide
Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines
[http://www.w3.org/WAI] have become the de facto international
standard for accessibility, they were only ever intended as guidelines
and as such are open to interpretation," he said. While the OeE has
produced its own guidelines on accessibility
(
http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk/webguidelines.htm),
based on standards
such as e-GIF and the WAI guidelines, he admitted that "we, like
everyone else, are slow in adopting and adhering to the guidelines."
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From +++E-ACCESS BULLETIN.
- ISSUE 53, MAY 2004.

Technology news for people with vision impairment
(
http://www.headstar.com/eab).

Sponsored by RNIB (
http://www.rnib.org.uk).
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer 
Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
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