[ALAC] Fwd: ALAC and accessibility for people with disability
carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 02:43:34 UTC 2012
The simple response is to ask staff to verify if the W3C web accessibility
guidelines were adopted for the website. And if not, why not?
Failing, I would ask if any assistive technologies were contemplated at
all? And if not, what are the plans for remediation.
Carlton A Samuels
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>wrote:
> For your information, please be so kind to find an email sent by one of
> our members in Australia regarding accessibility, including
> accessibility of the new myICANN.org Web site.
> I believe there is a deeper implication to make ICANN as well as its
> bottom-up policy processes and its communication strategy more
> accessible to everyone. Comments welcome!
> Kind regards,
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: ALAC and accessibility for people with disability
> Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:12:59 +1100
> From: Gunela Astbrink <g.astbrink@*.au>
> To: ocl at gih.com
> CC: Cheryl Langdon-Orr <langdonorr@*.com>, Save Vocea <save.vocea@
> Dear Olivier,
> Unfortunately, I won't be at the Toronto ICANN meeting.
> I remember we have had discussions about accessibility for people with
> disability in the past.
> The new myICANN website has prompted me to contact you.
> The ICANN websites have accessibility errors including the brand new
> myICANN. That looks like a great site and is intended for the general
> public. Thus, people with disability who comprise one billion people in
> the world should have adequate access.
> I was invited to participate in the consultation for a new At-Large
> website and hope that it will incorporate accessibility based on the Web
> Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) right from the
> start. http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
> I am very concerned that accessibility should be considered in new
> policy or process.
> ISOC are about to launch a policy paper on Internet accessibility for
> people with disability (drafted by me).
> I'd like to see ICANN also taking this issue on in a systematic way. For
> example, mechanisms could be considered on how to encourage new gTLDs to
> consider accessibility.
> Happy to discuss further.
> Gunela Astbrink
> GSA Information Consultants
> PO Box 600
> Ballina NSW 2478
> Mobile: +61 417 715738
> Email: g.astbrink at gsa.com.au
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