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Re: WCAG 2.0 and EN 301 549

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:27:29 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <fb1a37a9-7481-95d4-7340-14d5b3a77d2e@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Hi,

On 20/09/2016 16:29, Olaf Drümmer wrote:
> While ETSI carried out the development of EN 301 549, it actually is a
> CEN standard - so CEN would have the last word about this.

The 2014 [1] and the April 2015 versions [2] available from ETSI have
CEN, CENELEC and ETSI on the cover page, since the EC mandate (Mandate
376) went to all three of these standardisation bodies.
The copyright notification mentions CEN, CENELEC and ETSI as copyright
holders, so the claim that it is exclusively a CEN standard is
incorrect.  (The European Commission wanted the standard to be published
by ETSI so it would be available free of charge.)

However, I don't know what the process would be when WCAG 2.0 gets updated:

* Would the Join Working Group (CEN/CLC/ETSI/JWG eAcc) update EN 301
549? (Without a new mandate?)
* Would W3C submit the new version to ISO? This would indirectly allow
acceptance as a CEN standard, since CEN and ISO have the "Vienna
Agreement", which allows, among other things, the "adoption of existing
international standards as European standards" [3]. (W3C was recognised
as a "PAS Submitter" by ISO in 2010 [4]; I am not aware of anything
similar between W3C and CEN.)

>
> CEN (https://www.cen.eu/Pages/default.aspx) is the “European Committee
> for Standardization”. The abbreviation CEN goes back to the French
> equivalent “Comité européen de normalisation”.
>
> The CEN website link to EN 301 549 “Accessibility requirements
> suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in
> Europe" is:
> https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=204:110:0::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_ORG_ID:60328,855949&cs=18CA5914157C8AAA297634B3D0FEE774B
>

[1]
<http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301549/01.01.01_60/en_301549v010101p.pdf>
[2]
<http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301549/01.01.02_60/en_301549v010102p.pdf>
[3] <http://boss.cen.eu/ref/Vienna_Agreement.pdf>
[4] <https://www.w3.org/2010/04/pasfaq>

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

>
>
>> On 20 Sep 2016, at 15:56, Vlerken-Thonen, M. van (Michèlle) - Logius
>> <michelle.van.vlerkenthonen@logius.nl
>> <mailto:michelle.van.vlerkenthonen@logius.nl>> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Chaals, that sounds logical. I could not find anything on
>> ETSI’s website on this subject unfortunately so I was hoping someone
>> on this list might have some inside information ;-). Agreed that two
>> different versions would be a bad idea!
>>  
>>  
>> *Van:* chaals@yandex-team.ru <mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru>
>> [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru] 
>> *Verzonden:* dinsdag 20 september 2016 15:50
>> *Aan:* Vlerken-Thonen, M. van (Michèlle) - Logius; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>> <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> *Onderwerp:* Re: WCAG 2.0 and EN 301 549
>>  
>> Hi Michelle,
>>  
>> 20.09.2016, 15:29, "Vlerken-Thonen, M. van (Michèlle) - Logius"
>> <michelle.van.vlerkenthonen@logius.nl
>> <mailto:michelle.van.vlerkenthonen@logius.nl>>:
>>
>>     WCAG 2.0's Level A and AA success criteria are incorporated as
>>     references in clause 9.2 of the European standard EN 301 549
>>     published by ETSI. 
>>
>>     I was wondering what will happen if a new version of WCAG is
>>     published. Will EN 301 549 change as well?
>>
>> Presumably that is up to ETSI...
>>
>>     If an organization wants to participate in the work on
>>     accessibility guidelines (for example give input to improve the
>>     success criteria or techniques) would a membership of W3C or ETSI
>>     be more appropriate?
>>
>> Participation in W3C, since that's where the document actually gets
>> written.
>>  
>> I think a separate ETSI version that was different would be a *bad* idea.
>>  
>> cheers
>>  
>> Chaals
>>
>>      
>>
>>     Thanks for any insights you might have on this.
>>
>>      
>>
>>     Michèlle
>>
>>  
>>  
>> -- 
>> Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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>> at http://yandex.com <http://yandex.com/>
>>  

>


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