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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)

Tim Culhane tim.culhane at criticalpath.net
Thu Jan 26 16:12:29 GMT 2006


Looks good to me as well.

Happy to add my name to the list.

Tim


-----Original Message-----
From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
[mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of Eamon Mag Uidhir
Sent: 26 January 2006 16:06
To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
Subject: Re: [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)


Sign me up too.

A nice direct letter without overt strong-arming.

Eamon


Eamon Mag Uidhir
Development Analyst
SkillSoft Content R&D
Dublin




Joshue O Connor wrote:

> 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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