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Re: International Accessibility Laws and Standards


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Nov 30, 2004 11:56AM

I may not be able to answer your question because I when I was hired, I met
with our IT and Communications staff and was told that we had to comply with
Priority 2. I have not seen the "directive" but it is my understanding that
a ministry within the gov't called Management Board Secretariat (MBS) takes
the Acts of Parliament and translates them into working documents or
directives. ODA does not specify the details of compliance nor a timeline so
it is likely that MBS had done this for us. MBS may also have looked to the
Feds for guidance regarding Priority level and the date may simply be a

I will make some enquiries about documentation.


-----Original Message-----
From: zara [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]

I thought the December 31rst 2002 deadline as well as the obligation to
conform with Priority 2 of WCAG applied to the federal CLF standards. I was
not aware that Ontario as a province had adopted the same obligations.
Could you point me to the relevant documentation please ?