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RE: legislation in Germany

From: Mark Magennis <mark@frontend.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 10:38:45 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Irish government websites have been required to be WCAG priority 2 compliant
since the end of 2001. This policy (not legislation) was implemented in line
with the European Union's eEurope action plan. I would imagine that the UK
government also come within the scope of the eEurope plan, so are they also
implementing a similar policy?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of David Woolley
> Sent: 26 February 2002 07:30
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: legislation in Germany
> > coming May.  11 implies that the federal government (i.e.
> ministries) only
> > must conform web sites other software to accessibility
> guidelines, though at
> That sounds like an analogue of the US Section 508 of the Rehabilitation
> Act.  The UK legislation is an analogue of the US Americans with
> Disabilities Act, and is much more wide ranging but much less precise.
> It refers to all services provided to the general public and it
> is only the current guidelines, that specifically mention web sites.
> As I understand it, the guidelines don't have formal legal force, but
> are likely to be used as the basis of any court decisions which would
> then establish case law, with legal effect.
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