Thread Subject: Re: About international harmonization
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Date: Wed, Nov 15 2006 8:35 PM
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I do not worry that TEITAC will develop technical specifications that are
very different from relevant international standards. Reasons are as follow.
1. The number of international standards exist which relate to ICT
accessibility is small.
2. US experts actively participate in the development of the international
3. The US experts also participate in TEITAC.
4. TEITAC invites international members.
What I want to recommend is very simple. Get the international standards,
study them, and then develop TEITAC technical specifications.
There are a variety of ways to realize harmonization between the
international standards and TEITAC technical specifications. It is not
necessary to "copy and paste" clauses of the international standards.
Assume a clause in the international standard is written "An apple should be
red or green." Then the following expressions in national standard are
"An apple should be red or green." OK because identical.
"An apple should be red, green or yellow." OK because foreign
manufacturers producing red or green apples have no problem.
"An apple shall be red." OK because this clause is a subset of
I repeat. It is not necessary to "copy and paste" clauses of the
international standards. Get the international standards, study them, and
then develop TEITAC technical specifications.
> Could the Access Board please respond with some guidance for the
> sub-committee chairs on this please?
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