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Re: Proposed National Policy on Online Accessibility for India


From: Tom Babinszki
Date: Oct 28, 2008 7:50AM

Hi Rahul,
I certainly support any initiatives which aim at creating national policies. I have related experience in the United States and in South East Asia.
I definitely would like to learn more about your initiative. Please feel free to contact me with more details.
Tom Babinszki, PMP
Even Grounds
Accessibility Consulting
Phone: +1 (703) 853-2990

--- On Tue, 10/28/08, Rahul Gonsalves < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

From: Rahul Gonsalves < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: [WebAIM] Proposed National Policy on Online Accessibility for India
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:22 AM


As an independent accessibility consultant, I was heartened by India's
ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities, and especially with Articles 9 and 21 (mandating online
accessibility). However, over the last two years, little or no work
has been done at a policy level - so I would like to propose a
National Policy on Online Accessibility for India.

At the moment, I'm trying to bring together the various different
groups working on accessibility, as that would lend some weight to the
project. I've put down some of my thoughts here:


If you would like to support this effort - not financially - but
merely by publicising it and becoming a part of this, I'd be most
grateful. I look forward to hearing from you - suggestions, criticism
and complaints are all welcome!

- Rahul Gonsalves.

(apologies for cross-posting)

Rahul Gonsalves
w: www.rahulgonsalves.com
m: +91 98866 19365