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FW: Web Page Disability Access Design

From: Nouiouat, Athmane <athmane.nouiouat@sap.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 01:22:06 +0100
Message-ID: <544E170B48C9D3118A3F00508B6F534E0372896A@usphlx18>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hello there,

A while ago somebody sent to this group a very sueful email where they
provided a good intro 
to Web accessibility with some references. One of the referenced examples
(  http://www.ci.san-jose.ca.us/access.html). I looked at that page and
since I didn't see
any reference to WAI, I sent an email to the site admin with some questions
and I got here 
response below. I still don't understand if they are using WAI as a basis
for accessibility
or they're inventing they're own accessibility rules? Or is the WAI about: 
a) "Provide Web Accessibility using whatever appropriate rules", or
b) Provide Web Accessibility through conformance with W3c/WAIrules?

Any helpful comments? Thank you.


-----Original Message-----
From: Grayson, Nina [mailto:nina.grayson@ci.sj.ca.us]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 2:05 PM
To: Nouiouat, Athmane
Subject: RE: Web Page Disability Access Design 

The City of San Jose's web design standards were developed in coordination
with the City of San Jose's Office of Equality Assurance and Information
Technology Department.  No, the City is not in competition with WAI.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nouiouat, Athmane [mailto:athmane.nouiouat@sap.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 3:59 PM
To: Grayson, Nina
Subject: Web Page Disability Access Design 

Hi Nina,

I was going to mention your page (  http://www.ci.san-jose.ca.us/access.html
) as an example of WAI (W3C Web Accessibility Initiative) compliant site but
when I read the intsruction said:
"...Web Page Disability Access Design Standards developed by the Office of
Equality Assurance ..."
How does the Office of Equality assurance relate to WAI? Are they using WAI
guidelines as basis or is it a competing standard?
I appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
Athmane Nouiouat
Ebusiness Solutions Architect
SAP America Public Sector & Education
Phone: 650-287-3744
Cell: 650-743-2583
Received on Monday, 12 March 2001 19:22:38 UTC

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