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Outreach update - Australian Disability Standards for Education

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 17:46:34 +1100
To: "EOWG \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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Disability Standard for Education in Australia

In August 2005 the Australian Government proclaimed a new Disability
Standard for Education. The Standard clarifies the responsibilities of
education providers and students under the Australian Disability
Discrimination Act. The standard is completely comprehensive - including all
types of education and training and including any provider (public or

The impact of these Standards is likely to be significant with students
increasingly demanding that education providers meet their legal

Details of the Standards:
(If this link is broken the Standard is also linked, with additional
information, from
http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/info.aspx?page=639 and see Education)

Regards, Andrew
Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting
Vision Australia - Accessible Information Solutions
454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong 3144, Australia
Ph +61 (0)3 9864 9282; Fax +61 (0)3 9864 9370; Mob 0438 755 565
http://www.accessibleinfo.org.au/ | http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/

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

Vision Australia was formed through the merger of the Royal Blind Society
NSW, the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, Vision Australia
Foundation and the National Information & Library Service.
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