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RE: Standards Harmonization and British PAS

From: Howell, Julie <Julie.Howell@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 16:55:22 +0100
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To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
CC: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi Sailesh and all at WAI EO,
 
I'm the technical writer on the BSI/DRC document (PAS 78).  I work for RNIB.
 
The UK Government's intention is absolutely to work in harmony with the rest of the world, and this should have been clear from the press release - if it wasn't please let me know!
 
Many people with an interest in web accessibility from around the world have been invited onto the Review Panel for the PAS.
 
I can give my personal assurance that I am doing all I can in my role as Technical Writer to ensure harmony.
 
I cannot speak on behalf of DRC, but I welcome any input from other WAI members and other interested parties.
Best regards

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: 15 April 2005 16:43
To: EOWG (E-mail)
Subject: Standards Harmonization and British PAS


See
http://www.drc-gb.org/newsroom/newsdetails.asp?id=805 <http://www.drc-gb.org/newsroom/newsdetails.asp?id=805&section=4> &section=4
The doc recognizes that standards take a long time to  be established and hence there is a need for PAS to be published every two years. The BSI is also  publishing accessibility standards. 
Does this impede   harmonization ? Need to introspect?
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
Fax: 703-225-0387
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