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Re: International Accessibility Laws and Standards


From: Mark Magennis
Date: Nov 30, 2004 9:04AM

Sorry but the URLs of those two EU directives got split onto two lines,
at least when I received them.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mark.magennis [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 30 November 2004 15:30
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] International Accessibility Laws and Standards
> The European Union has recently issued two public procurement
> directives
> that should impact on Web accessibility laws in member states.
> Essentially, a directive is something that all member states are
> required to implement into their own national laws within a set time
> frame, in this case by the end of January 2006. The two new directives
> are:
> Directive 2004/18/EC
> http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/l_134/l_134200
> 40240.pdf
> Directive 2004/17/EC
> http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/l_134/l_134200
> 10113.pdf
> The following explanation is my understanding only. It may be wrong in
> both fact and nuance, because I am not an expert on these matters, so
> you might like to check with someone who is. I suggest Ruth
> Loebl of the
> RNIB in the UK ( <EMAIL REMOVED> ).
> These coordination directives are wide ranging