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[btw] European Web Accessibility Policy

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 14:08:33 +0100 (MET)
To: "W3C WAI" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <27244.1075381713@www65.gmx.net>

Just came across some interesting EU pages (excuse me if I refer to
well-known documents, but I didn't know if they really are that popular), e.g. the
Web Accessibility Policy [1], which I perceive laudable but outdated anyway.
And I had to smile encountering

    'A "Level A" conformance logo appears on some (top level) EUROPA
    pages [...] However, in spite of continuous efforts to monitor these
    pages, full "Level A" compliance cannot be guaranteed at all times.'

while keeping in mind the logo use condition [2]

    '[...] and either re-reviews the page or removes the logo from
    the page if they are unsure whether it still meets a specified
    conformance level.'

-- Nevertheless, there is also a more or less comprehensive statement for
public site accessibility [3], also available as PDF [4] -- where I question
'adoption of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines for public Web
sites by the end of 2001' ;)

Well, only by the way --

[1] http://europa.eu.int/geninfo/accessibility_policy_en.htm
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1-Conformance.html.en
[3] http://europa.eu.int/information_society/topics/citizens/accessibility/
[4] http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/com/cnc/2001/com2001_0529en01.pdf

Jens Meiert
Interface Architect

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