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From: Glenda
Date: Aug 19, 2004 1:20PM



I'm attempting to put together a brief snapshot of the state of Web
accessibility in Canada and I welcome input from other Canadians on the
list.

I understand that the Treasury Board of Canada has adopted Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints, and has other
standards that address other accessibility issues not covered by the WAI.

I know [cuz I wrote the recommendation] that BC Government was considering
adopting Priorities 1 and 2. I don't know whether the recommendation has
been implemented yet.

I assuming the ODA covers web accessibility to some degree.

I would love to know what other provinces are doing. Municipal government?
Post-secondary institutions? Big business? Etc. I would love to see any
non-profit receiving government-funding be required to make their site
accessible -- as a stipulation of the funding. Am I dreaming??

Looking forward to hearing what else is happening in Canada.


Cheers,
Glenda
Soaring Eagle Communications
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