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IEEE standard may include accessibility

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 01:28:29 -0400
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>IEEE has announced a new draft "recommended practice" for a proposal
>for standardized web page development.  IEEE members may wish to ask to
>ballot on this proposal.  If you are not an IEEE member you may ask to
>ballot (for a fee) but you can only propose comments as an "observer"
>(see http://standards.ieee.org/sa/ballotnews.html )
>If you do choose to be part of an IEEE balloting process, you will
>receive a copy of each version of the drafts of the document and are
>required to respond promptly with specific changes/corrections you wish
>to each draft.  It is a bit of work, but helps the standards effort.
>If you wish to be part of this effort, request to be part of the
>balloting for:
>P2001 - Recommended Practice for Internet Practices -
>        Web Page Engineering - Intranet/Extranet Applications
>I believe that the following individual at IEEE can tell you what
>you need to do if you wish to be part of this effort:
>  Carol Buonfiglio
>  Associate Administrator, Balloting
>     voice:            +1 908 562 3834
>     fax:              +1 908 562 1571
>     e-mail:            c.buonfiglio@ieee.org
>     mail: IEEE Standards Activities
>           445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331
>           Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331 USA
>The published purpose for P2001 is:
>  "This is intended to provide guidance to web page developers in
>   Intranet (organizational internal), and Extranet (amongst a
>   limited domain of organizational participants) web environments
>   on recommended practices for web page engineering.  Issues to be
>   considered include copyright, proprietary data declarations,
>   indexing and content classification of pages, use of epoch
>   transparent dates, context (author, responsible organization,
>   currency, ...), multinational sensitivities, browser tolerance,
>   accomodation of persons with disabilities, and bandwith
>   efficiencies.  The objective is to improve the productivity of
>   Intranet/Extranet web operations in terms of locating relevant
>   information, and efficient development and maintenance practices."

Phill Jenkins
IBM Special Needs Systems
Received on Friday, 3 July 1998 01:25:01 UTC

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