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[Irl-dean] FW: ANEC 2006/003: important lobbying request for APPROVAL vote (new CEN BT resolution on mandate on ICT Accessibility by 20 Feb 06)

Joshue O Connor joshue.oconnor at ncbi.ie
Thu Jan 26 15:54:48 GMT 2006


Hi Hugh,

Sign me up!!

Cheers

Josh


Joshue O Connor

Web Accessibility Consultant

**Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT)* *
National Council for the Blind of Ireland

Website:http://www.cfit.ie
E-Mail: joshue.oconnor at cfit.ie
Tel: +353 1 8821915 
Hugh O'Neill wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Please find attached the draft letter for the CEN mandate vote.
> If there is anything important I'm missing, let me know. 
> Like the last time, I would like to put down at least 10 names to the letter, so if you are happy for your name to be added to the letter, please email me.
> 
> All the best,
> Hugh
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
> [mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie]On Behalf Of Mark Magennis
> Sent: 17 January 2006 10:32
> To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
> Subject: [Irl-dean] FW: ANEC 2006/003: important lobbying request for
> APPROVAL vote (new CEN BT resolution on mandate on ICT Accessibility by
> 20 Feb 06)
> Importance: Low
> 
> 
> Dear All,
> 
> You might remember that back in August, Irl-DeAN wrote to Tony Losty of
> NSAI, urging him to support the adoption of the draft EU standardisation
> mandate on "European accessibility requirements for public procurement
> of products and services in the ICT domain".
> 
> The email below, which came from the European Disability Forum (EDF) by
> way of Dónal Rice, explains that the draft mandate was approved in
> December and is now to be put to the CEN Technical Board for vote. I've
> attached the CEN memo (PDF file). The EDF are asking people to lobby our
> CEN representative to make sure it goes through. We should carry on our
> good work by doing this.
> 
> I guess we can write more or less a copy our original letter. From the
> info I've been given, it seems our CEN representative is Brian
> Cunningham of NSAI.
> 
> Hugh, can you draft a letter?
> 
> Mark
> 
> ------------------
> 
> Subject: Fw: ANEC 2006/003: important lobbying request for APPROVAL vote
> (new CEN BT resolution on mandate on ICT Accessibility by 20 Feb 06)
> 
>         To:     "Branislav Mamojka" <mamojka at unss.sk>, "Cearbhall E. O
> Meadhra" <cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie>, "Eric Kornneef"
> <EKoornneef at nda.ie>,
> "Josefa Alvarez" <t.proyectos06.cen at fsc.es>, "Karin Mansson"
> <karin.mansson at nhr.se>, "Marino Tommaso" <tommamar at tin.it>, "Mark Hoda"
> <mark.hoda at rnid.org.uk>, "Rodolfo Cattani" <inter at uiciechi.it>, "Rudolph
> Brynn" <rbr at shdir.no>, "Alejandro - ELSA" <armv at castelar14.com>, "Andrea
> Micangeli" <andrea.micangeli at uniroma1.it>, "Annalu Waller"
> <awaller at computing.dundee.ac.uk>, "Bue Vester-Andersen"
> <bva at dkblind.dk>,
> "Edwin Farr" <edwinjfarr at totalise.co.uk>, "Elena Cano Arias"
> <ecar at once.es>, "Enrique Varela" <evarela at fundaciononce.es>, "Gengoux
> Gomez" <self-advocacy at inclusion-europe.org>, "Gerry Ellis"
> <gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com>, "Gerry Ellis"
> <gerry.ellis at boimail.com>,
> "Jari Heiskanen" <jari.heiskanen at kl-deaf.fi>, "Javier Romanach"
> <jromanac at grupoeid.com>, "Jorge Sanchez"
> <coordinator.tecnologias at fundacioncnse.org>, "Kaido Kikkas"
> <kaido.kikkas at kakupesa.net>, "Karin van Puyenbroeck" <kvp at eudnet.org>,
> Martin Ladstatter <office at bizeps.or.at>, "Mia Ahlgren"
> <mia.ahlgren at hso.se>, "Oivind Skotland" <oivind.skotland at ffo.no>, "Peter
> Brass" <mail at pbrass.de>, "Sophie Vankriekinge"
> <sophie.vankriekinge at anahm.be>, "Toril Laberg" <tol at shdir.no>, "Ulf
> Olsson" <ulf.olsson at fs.hrf.se>, "Veijo Nikkanen"
> <veijo.nikkanen at kvtl.fi>
>         cc:
>         Subject:        ANEC 2006/003: important lobbying request for
> APPROVAL vote (new CEN BT resolution on mandate on ICT Accessibility by
> 20
> Feb 06)
> 
> 
> For your information and action
> 
> To the EDF Standardisation and ICT networks,
> 
> subject: new CEN BT resolution on Mandate M/376 (European accessibility
> requirements for public procurement of products and services in the ICT
> domain)
> 
> Dear All,
> I am writing to you about the draft Mandate M/376 (European
> accessibility
> requirements for public procurement of products and services in the ICT
> domain).
> The draft mandate was discussed at the 98/34 Committee in August 2005
> and,
> after some modifications, approved in December 2005. We would like to
> thank you for your lobbying efforts toward the 98/34 Committee members.
> Now, the draft mandate is put forward to the CEN Technical Board for
> vote
> by correspondence with deadline 20 February 2006. <= SPAN
> class=372433007-28042005>I am writing to you to kindly ask you to lobby
> the member of the CEN BT from your country to support the following CEN
> BT
> resolution :
> Draft Resolution  BT C001/2006 Mandate M/376 (European accessibility
> requirements for public procurement of products and services in the ICT
> domain(document BT N 7466 attached)
> ANEC supports the draft Mandate M/376 (European accessibility
> requirements
> for public procurement of products and services in the ICT domain)
> because:
> 
> it is a basic consumer right to have access to products and services.
> Discrimination exists if older people and people with disabilities
> cannot
> use many of today's mainstream products and services
> Standards need to be developed to realise the full potential of the
> legislative instruments which encourage a Design for All approach
> Public procurement is beneficial for consumers as it will increase the
> market demand of accessible mainstream ICT products & services (this is
> already happening in the United States)
> For your convenience, I also enclose the lists of permanent and
> alternate
> CEN  BT members (attachments).
> Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
> Thank you for your co-operation in this important matter.
> Kind regards,
> 
> 
> Chiara GIOVANNINI
> Programme Manager
> ANEC - European Association for the Co-ordination of
> Consumer Representation in Standardisation
> Av. Tervueren 32 box 27 - B-1040 Brussels
> Tel. +32 2 743 24 70 - E-Mail: anec at anec.org
> Fax +32 2 706 54 30 -
> Direct E-mail: c.giovannini at anec.org
> Internet: <http://www.anec.org/>
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