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Re: Proposed National Policy on Online Accessibility for India

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From: Rahul Gonsalves
Date: Oct 28, 2008 10:10PM


Hi Tom,

On 28-Oct-08, at 7:20 PM, Tom Babinszki wrote:

> 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.

The primary purpose of starting this initiative is to get the
government of India to begin thinking about issues of electronic
accessibility, as there seems little or no work done in this area.

I envision that the policy will end up not too different from either
the Canadian or Australian guidelines, mandating that public sector
websites be made accessible, and suggesting guidelines for private
sector websites to follow/creating a standard by which they may be
held to in a court of law.

I look forward to your suggestions and support.

Best,
- Rahul.