Regrets and outreach update for december 17 telcon

Regrets, I'll be in Venice speaking in a web accessibility conference: "Web
Accessibility: a law to apply"

The conference is about the Web Accessibility italian new law (Legge
Stanca), which is going to be fully operative after the implementation job
made by a working group (Roberto Scano and Roberto Ellero, WCAG members are
in that group).

So, this conference is a presentation of the law and its implementation
rules, and will see the partecipation of government members (maybe the IT
Minister Lucio Stanca will be speaking here or in a videoconference
intervention), the president of W3C Italian Office Oreste Signore, and the
most important italian web professionals and Public Administration managers.

In this occasion, I'll present the W.A.S. (Web Accessibility Specialist)
project, an IWA/HWG international initiative whose aim is to define and set
the accessibility professionals' requirement all over the world, their
competences and the education paths necessary to become a web professional;
W.A.S. intend to be a free-to-use point of reference for all web
professionals so that, in the long term, the whole web will be able to count
on a new generation of web professionals who have shared similar educational
processes and paths. 

IWA/HWG members will also have the chance to get a certification proving
their professionality.

In the next days, I'll send the english version of WAS to the list, as I'm
looking forward to hearing your impressions about it.

My best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
www.Webaccessibile.Org coordinator
IWA/HWG Member
Icq 178709294

Received on Monday, 13 December 2004 18:52:45 UTC