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[fron Henny] standards harmonization notes [RE: EOWG: Agenda for 2 March 2007 Teleconference]

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:21:54 -0600
Message-ID: <45E84112.1080105@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: EOWG: Agenda for 2 March 2007 Teleconference
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 12:05:27 +0000
From: Swan, Henny <Henny.Swan@rnib.org.uk>
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org>

 Hi All,

Some comments to contribute for this afternoon's conference call, or
perhaps questions and areas of interest to share..

- Japanese Standards Association (JSA)

I am aware of the Fujitsu Web Accessibility guidelines
(http://www.fujitsu.com/us/accessibility/) but unsure if these are the
guidelines widely followed in Japan or WCAG or something else. I'm
always interested in what is happening in Asia as a whole regarding
accessibility such as what the take up is and what standards are being
looked at. Also interested in the motivation for (Asian) industry to
build accessible websites and applications given that they may want to
promote services and products in the American and European markets. Does
this affect what guidelines they follow for example WCAG or Section 508?

- CEN Workshops

I was part of SupportEAM a while ago, along with Helle and Andrew but
have heard little about progress since. 

- Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) version 1.0 and future

There was a meeting with Braillenet regarding the UM just after we met
in Boston. I was unable to go for personal reasons but there was
discussion around what the UM is and how it can be adopted in Europe. 

- United Nations Global Accessibility Initiative on Technology

Is this referring to United Nations Global Initiative for ICT for
Inclusive products (http://www.g3ict.com/)? If so I believe this website
only came online at the end of January. I've been trying to information
gather as much as I can about the UN and accessibility since the
publication of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities In
December last year. Of particular relevance to web accessibility is
article 9
(http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/ahc8adart.htm#art9) and 21
(http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/ahc8adart.htm#art21) in the
convention. See also the UN press release of November 30th 2006
(http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2006/note6054.doc.htm). The
convention says that "states" should be upholding people's rights so I
was wondering what impact it is having, or starting to have, on

Many thanks, Henny

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Brewer [mailto:jbrewer@w3.org] 
Sent: 02 March 2007 06:44
To: Swan, Henny; EOWG
Subject: RE: EOWG: Agenda for 2 March 2007 Teleconference


Sorry to miss you. Are there any links, or questions, that you'd care to

share on the mailing list?

- Judy

At 07:06 PM 3/1/2007 +0000, Swan, Henny wrote:

>  Regrets.
>Unfortunately due to work commitments I can't make it this week. I'm a
>bit disappointed as all of this is stuff I'd like to discuss in the
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of Judy Brewer
>Sent: 01 March 2007 05:46
>Subject: EOWG: Agenda for 2 March 2007 Teleconference
>Importance: High
>Dear EOWG Participants:
>An agenda and calling logistics for our 2 March 2007 teleconference
>Time:    8:30am - 10:30am U.S. Eastern Time. For other time zones see:
>            http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
>Bridge:  +1.617.761.6200, code: EOWG# (3694#)
>IRC:     Channel: #eo, server: irc.w3.org, port: 6665
>Scribe:  Shadi, see http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2003/scribes.html
>1. Web accessibility standards harmonization updates
>Updates on some current activities, including areas of WAI involvement
>- US Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology
>Committee (TEITAC)
>(updating Section 508 and Section 255)
>    http://teitac.org/
>- ISO/IEC JTC-1 Special Working Group on Accessibility (SWG-A)
>    http://www.jtc1access.org/
>- Japanese Standards Association (JSA)
>    http://www.jsa.or.jp/default_english.asp
>- CEN Workshops
>- Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) version 1.0 and future
>     http://www.wabcluster.org/uwem1/
>- United Nations Global Accessibility Initiative on Technology
>- Other
>~ Judy & Shawn
>IRC reminders and tips:
>- IRC is supplemental to the call. Some participants do not have IRC.
>substantive comments should be said verbally in the call (not just in
>- to type a side comment that will _not_ get recorded in the minutes,
>/me comment - e.g.:
>/me hopes everyone had pleasant holidays
>will come out:
>*shawn hopes everyone had pleasant holidays
>Teleconference information:
>- Managing IRC for EOWG meeting minutes:
>- W3C Zakim Teleconference Bridge: http://www.w3.org/2002/01/UsingZakim
>- Zakim IRC Bot: http://www.w3.org/2001/12/zakim-irc-bot
>- A source for help with IRC (Internet Relay Chat):
>* Upcoming EOWG teleconference schedule:
>Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium
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Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA

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