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From: Morten Tollefsen <morten@medialt.no>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 13:32:32 +0200
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To: Philippe Vayssière <philippe@alsacreations.fr>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
In Norway we have a "Discrimination and accessibility act". The act cover various areas, including web. I know I've seen an English translation of the law, but I havn't found this on the web. Norwegian version:


Lov om forbud mot diskriminering på grunn av nedsatt funksjonsevne

http://www.lovdata.no/all/hl-20080620-042.html <http://www.lovdata.no/all/hl-20080620-042.html> 


For web the regulation (not official until ca. July 1. 2013) will state that websites should follow WCAG AA. A couple of exceptions (but again, not official) may come: live subtitling and audio description. This is not only a requirement for public websites, but is in principles for all sites (private and public).


BR: Morten Tollefsen

www.medialt.no, +47 908 99 305


Fra: Philippe Vayssière [mailto:philippe@alsacreations.fr] 
Sendt: 10. mai 2013 21:31
Til: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Emne: Re: Digital Accessibility around the Globe



I've in my bookmarks the following link :
<http://blog.powermapper.com/blog/post/Government-Accessibility-Standards.aspx <http://blog.powermapper.com/blog/post/Government-Accessibility-Standards.aspx> >
where Mark Rogers has compiled a set of legislations for 17 countries and territories.

For France, both links are accurate. The years should be 2011 and 2012 respectively (see my comment there) but that's only a minor detail.
As the RGAA was only made available as a set of PDF/UA, an unofficial website (in french, obviously) was set up by P. Bourlon to display the most interesting PDF of the set as an HTML website: <http://rgaa.net> <http://rgaa.net>  (unofficial but faithful as far as I can tell)

For Quebec province, the link to SGQRI 008 seems dead. I think the new one is <http://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/ressources-informationnelles/standards-sur-laccessibilite-du-web/ <http://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/ressources-informationnelles/standards-sur-laccessibilite-du-web/> >

Philippe Vayssière

Le 10/05/2013 19:32, Lainey Feingold a écrit :

	Friends and colleagues: 


	I have put up a post with links to digital accessibility laws around the world.  The direct link is:  




	I welcome your additions and corrections, and apologies in advance for countries and citations left out.  I know these kinds of lists are difficult to keep current, but (especially with your help) I will do my best!


	Thanks, Lainey



	Lainey Feingold

	Law Office of Lainey Feingold




	Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFLegal

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