Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-27 Thread Andrew Boyd
On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Webb, KerryA [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: A brief addition to this: starting next January, anyone (not just HREOC/AHRC) will have the right to take an action to their state/territory Supreme Court if they feel that they've been discriminated against. Kerry

RE: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-26 Thread Elizabeth Spiegel
Of Benedict Wyss Sent: Saturday, 25 October 2008 11:07 PM To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information Hi Andrew, First off..good reply. I like the last paragraph re human rights. Even though I don't need to be forced to be compliant to standards

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-26 Thread Benedict Wyss
TAS 7001* *www.spiegelweb.com.au* *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *Benedict Wyss *Sent:* Saturday, 25 October 2008 11:07 PM *To:* wsg@webstandardsgroup.org *Subject:* Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information Hi Andrew, First off..good

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-26 Thread tee
On Oct 25, 2008, at 11:35 PM, Elizabeth Spiegel wrote: Hi Ben In Australia, HREOC is responsible for administering various anti- discrimination legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. (It comes under the banner of ‘equal opportunities’ rather than ‘human rights’.) One

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-26 Thread Michael Cordover
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 18:49, tee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Oct 25, 2008, at 11:35 PM, Elizabeth Spiegel wrote: In Australia, HREOC is responsible for administering various anti-discrimination legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. [...] One form of discrimination is

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-26 Thread Andrew Boyd
*To:* wsg@webstandardsgroup.org *Subject:* Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information Hi Andrew, First off..good reply. I like the last paragraph re human rights. Even though I don't need to be forced to be compliant to standards as I have a conscience but (and excuse my ignorance

RE: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-26 Thread Webb, KerryA
Michael wrote: If you were to be prosecuted the court (or more likely HREOC/Administrative Appeals Tribunal before it got to court) would consider what measures could be taken without imposing undue hardship upon the service provider to ensure that equitable access is available to people

[WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-25 Thread Benedict Wyss
And then the clouds parted... http://webpublishing.agimo.gov.au/ If anyone wants to add then please do so but shall consider this closed. Cheers, On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Benedict Wyss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, I am looking for any and all links to comprehensive listings of:

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-25 Thread Andrew Boyd
Ben, AGIMO publishes guidelines that cover some of what you asked for - it is up to individual organisations as to which guidelines they follow and how far - it shouldn't be that way but it is. Each organisation that I've worked in over the last 25 years in Government has had their own writing

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-25 Thread Benedict Wyss
Hi Andrew, First off..good reply. I like the last paragraph re human rights. Even though I don't need to be forced to be compliant to standards as I have a conscience but (and excuse my ignorance) when has being able to access the internet a human right. I thought it was the domain of things

Re: [WSG] Re: Searching for standards information

2008-10-25 Thread Andrew Boyd
Ben, in Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission looks after breaches of the Disability Discrimination Act, which is the main legislation that is interpreted to cover web accessibility. So while some form of accessible information is definitely a basic human right, it is also the law