Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM) is joining the commemorations of the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003, by starting up the text-only version of its Internet site.
In accordance with international standards on the subject of accessibility, namely those set out by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), by the W3C consortium (Word Wide Web Consortium W3C), ANACOM's text-only version enables people with special needs to an easier access to the internet contents .
ANACOM's text-only version allows the contents to be published on previously barred platforms, and is presented as an anteroom for launching services on new technological platforms, with emphasis on mobile services - particularly the third generation - and for digital terrestrial television.
At the present time, the ANACOM Internet site is on the best practices of Public Administration's most advanced Internet sites, and has been prepared to run on any type of screen, from the address http://www.anacom.p/txt.
The European Year of People with Disabilities 2003, officially launched on 26 of January is an initiative of the Council of the European Union (EU), declared by the Decision 2001/903/CE, of 3 of December2001.
It is estimated that the EU has 37 million citizens with special needs, "invisible citizens", as they were referred to yesterday in Athens by Anna Diamantopoulou, the Member of the Commission for Employment and Social Affairs, at the ceremony opening the commemorations.
- CE - Disability Issues http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/disability/index_en.html
- European Year of People with Disabilities http://www.eypd2003.org/eypd/index.jsp
- Invisible citizens : Anna Diamantopoulou at the opening of the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003 http://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/106|0|RAPID&lg=EN;
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) http://www.w3.org/WAI/
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) http://www.w3.org/