[Irl-dean] EU Web Accessibility Certification (yet another survey)...

Paul Walsh, Segala paul at segala.com
Tue Feb 28 14:08:44 GMT 2006

I've completed it. However it didn't allow me to include more than one
country in question 2. Regrettably I had to put the UK because that's where
the vast majority of our 'accessibility' revenue has been generated from
until now. 

For the record, I'm extremely surprised that Segala wasn't invited to help
specifically. Just about everything that's being proposed in the 'concept'
document was implemented by us two years ago. A Trustmark linking to a
certificate with reporting features for end users etc. isn't new. We even
have a machine-readable Trustmark that many European initiatives and
associations are asking us to help them with. 

It's very likely that this new Trustmark will include a content label
(machine-readable) in the future, this will again be using the exact same
Semantic methods as Segala. This is a given because the EU Safer Internet
Plus programme for 'self-labels' uses our Trustmark and certification scheme
as its primary case study, the partners in this include the European office
for the W3C. Moreover, this content labelling method is being proposed by
the W3C as a replacement for PICS, another W3C recommendation used by
Microsoft Internet Explorer for content filtering.

I hope we can be of some help in the future. 

Kind regards,


      -----Original Message-----
      From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie 
      [mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of 
      Barry McMullin
      Sent: 28 February 2006 09:31
      To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
      Subject: [Irl-dean] EU Web Accessibility Certification 
      (yet another survey)...
      Hi Folks -
      Apologies, but I'm doing one last trawl for responses to 
      the survey below.  We'd really appreciate the maximum 
      possible response.  It should only take about 10 minutes 
      to complete, but the closing date is today, 28th February...
      Many thanks,
      - Barry.
           European "quality mark" for website accessibility:
                    Stakeholders needs survey
      As you may already know, DCU is currently involved in an 
      EU-funded project, Support-EAM 
      <http://www.support-eam.org>, which is exploring the 
      establishment of a European "quality mark"
      for website accessibility. As part of the project, an 
      online questionnaire, "Stakeholders needs for a European 
      Authority for certification", has been launched. The aim 
      of the questionnaire is to establish the needs of the 
      stakeholders (developers/managers/users of the web, just 
      like you) with regards to a European eAccessibility 
      certification service.
      We encourage you to complete this questionnaire, as a way 
      of contributing to a process which will potentially benefit you.
      The questionnaire can be found at the following URL:
      In completing this questionnaire, you are making a 
      significant contribution to the final stages of this 
      important eAccessibility project. It should not take any 
      more than 10 minutes to complete and your participation 
      will be very much appreciated. Please note that the 
      questionnaire is closing on Tuesday 28th February, so 
      please respond as soon as possible.
      Many thanks,
      Barry McMullin
      eAccessibility Lab
      Dublin City University
      email: <barry.mcmullin at dcu.ie>
      phone: +353-1-700-5432
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