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Re: Accessibility as a legal requirement in the UK/Europe

From: Sander Tekelenburg <tekelenb@euronet.nl>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 15:36:08 +0100
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 13:01 +0000 UTC, on 1/7/03, Julian Voelcker wrote:


> I believe that there are proposals going through Europe relating to
> accessibility and websites and also that the UK Government is wanting
> government related sites to be fully accessible by a set date (2006?),
> However this is all based on odd snippets/rumours of info that I have
> picked up rather than hard facts or authoritative speculation.
> Please could you recommend resources that I can keep an eye on to
> ensure that I am up to date with what is happening.

A quick search at the EU site, at
<http://europa.eu.int/geninfo/query_en.htm>, turned up a page that may be
somewhat useful.

Doesn't really seem to speak of any (proposed) law though. 'Just' promoton of
the W3C's WAI. A better targeted search may turn up more though (especially
if you're willing to dig through PDF and Word documents... ;)).


Sander Tekelenburg, <http://www.euronet.nl/~tekelenb/>
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 09:39:35 UTC

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