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Date: Nov 30, 2004 10:52AM


Accessibility @ Ireland:

http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/index.asp?docID=259
Section 7 addresses accessibility guidelines.

(Resource: http://www.uiaccess.com/access_links.html#government_laws_regs_policies)

Vijay


On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:22:49 -0500, zara wrote:
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> Here is a little more info for Canada and France.
>
> In Canada, the province of Ontario adopted the Ontarians with Disabilities
> Act, 2001[1] on December 14th 2001.
>
> Article 5 stipulates :
>
> In deciding to purchase goods or services through the procurement process
> for the use of itself, its employees or the public, the Government of
> Ontario shall have regard to the accessibility for persons with disabilities
> to the goods or services. 2001, c. 32, s. 5.
>
> Article 6 stipulates :
>
> The Government of Ontario shall provide its internet sites in a format that
> is accessible to persons with disabilities, unless it is not technically
> feasible to do so. 2001, c. 32, s. 6.
>
> Also, the Ontario government is presently proposing a new Act[2] that would
> extend the obligation to provide accessible services and facilities to the
> private sector. See article from WATS.ca[3]
>
> In France, the government adopted a new law[4] last June on disability in
> which article 25 states that public on-line communication services of the
> State, territorial communities and public establishments must be accessible
> to persons with disabilities (very rough translation but that's basically
> what it says). Although no specific standards are mentionned, they do say
> that international accessibility recommendations must be applied (so we
> could take it to mean they are referring to what has been developped by
> WAI...).
>
> Finally, in terms of presentation, I think that it would be good to have a
> brief overview for each country or territory you list (as done for the US).
> This info is not always easy to understand and some people may not wish or
> be able to digest very piece of legislation out there but need to have a
> general idea. I wish WAI would do the same for their policy page but I
> won't hold my breath.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Catherine
> --
>
> [1] http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/DBLaws/Statutes/English/01o32_e.htm
> [2]
> http://www.ontla.on.ca/documents/Bills/38_Parliament/Session1/b118_e.htm
> [3] http://www.wats.ca/news/accessibilityforoda/67
> [4] http://www.senat.fr/leg/tas04-018.html
>
> --
> Catherine Roy
>
> www.w3qc.org
> www.communautique.qc.ca
> http://perso.b2b2c.ca/zara/
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "paulb"
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 10:08 AM
> Subject: [WebAIM] International Accessibility Laws and Standards
>
> >
> > WebAIM is in the process of updating our information about international
> > Web accessibility laws and standards, and we'd like to enlist your help.
> > Take a look at the resources we already have, and if you're aware of any
> > important laws or standards that we've missed, please let us know. Here
> > are links to various countries:
> >
> > Canada: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/canada/
> >
> > Japan: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/japan/
> >
> > Hong Kong: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/hongkong/
> >
> > United Kingdom: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/uk/
> >
> > Australia: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/australia/
> >
> > New Zealand: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/newzealand/
> >
> > European Union (with some links to information about individual European
> > Countries: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/eu/
> >
> > United States: http://www.webaim.org/coordination/law/us/
> >
> >
> > (And if you know of a country which we haven't listed which has
> > accessibility laws, let us know.)
> >
> > --
> > Paul Bohman
> > Director of Products and Services
> > WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind)
> > www.webaim.org
> > Utah State University
> > www.usu.edu
> >
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