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Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective (Revised Edition 2011)

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Jul 06, 2011 09:45 AM |
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A G3ict White Paper researched and edited by the Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India. Editor: Nirmita Narasimhan, Revised edition: May 2011

In 2009, G3ict published a comparative review of the web and electronic accessibility policies of 15 countries and the European Union intended to serve as a guide to policy makers on how web accessibility has been implemented in different countries. Since then, there have been several relevant developments in the policy landscape, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. The White Paper has been updated to keep abreast of these new changes. Some highlights of the revised White Paper include the updated version of Australia's Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes, issued by the Australian Human Rights Commission under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 in October 2010; the Equality Act 2010 (replacing the Disability Discrimination Act), The Statutory Code of Practice (2010), BS8878:2010 Web accessibility Code of practice  replacing the PAS 78 and the e-Accessibility action plan  in the U.K.; and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 in the U.S.A.

  • The published G3ict White Paper is available here
  • Click here to download the White Paper [Word Document, 232 KB]

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