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Outreach: CEN Workshop on Web Accessibility Certification

From: Barry McMullin <mcmullin@eeng.dcu.ie>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 11:30:41 +0100 (IST)
cc: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0510211120290.3011@pompeii.eeng.dcu.ie>

Hi all,

Again, as many of you know, there is a European process underway
looking at the possibility of creating a "Web Accessibility
Quality Mark" harmonised across Europe.  This is being pursued
through a technical process called a "CEN Workshop Agreement"
(CEN is one of the Europe-wide standardisation bodies).  There
was a meeting this week in Paris to review progress, and it does
currently look like an agreement will be produced according to
schedule (which would have it finalised by March next year).
(Shadi was also there and may have his own more objective
comments?)

That, in itself, does not create the mark - it just identifies
(perhaps even "recommends"?) a particular framework and set of
organisational mechanisms, based on existing processes and
standards, whereby such a mark *could* be created.  It would
still then be up to stakeholders to adopt the agreement and
actually follow through with setting up the relevant structures
etc.

Best - Barry.
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