43 conference strobbe mandate376_20111128

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Project number: 224348
Project acronym: AEGIS
Project title: Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards
Starting date: 1 September 2008
Duration: 48 Months
AEGIS is an Integrated Project (IP) within the ICT programme of FP7

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43 conference strobbe mandate376_20111128

  1. 1. European AccessibilityRequirements For ICTProcurement – The Status OfMandate 376 Christophe Strobbe K.U.Leuven, Belgium christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.beAEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  2. 2. Legislation and Standards in EU● EU: ● Funding R&D, communications, resolutions, action plans... ● Fragmented landscapes● Member states ● ICT accessibility in legislation ↔ only general anti-discrimination laws ● National standards and/or variety of certificates and methodologies AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  3. 3. Background on EU Standardisation● EU recognizes 3 standardisation bodies ● CEN (European Committee for Standardization) ● CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) ● ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  4. 4. Background on EU Standardisation● European standards (EN) ● must be adopted by national standardisation bodies without modification ● conflicting national standards must be withdrawn● EU can give mandate to European standardisation bodies, e.g. M376 AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  5. 5. Other Standardisation Bodies● Ideally, European standards are consistent with international standards and globally relevant ● CEN & ISO: Vienna Agreement → accept each other’s standards ● CENELEC & IEC: Dresden Agreement● W3C: ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS submitter since October 2010 (“take or leave”) ● WCAG 2.0 submitted October 2011 AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  6. 6. Mandate 376● EC mandate to CEN, CENELEC & ETSI ● published December 2006 ● “in support of European Accessibility Requirements for Public Procurement of Products and Services in the ICT Domain” ● → European standard – national standards to be withdrawn – support legislation AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  7. 7. Mandate 376 Objectives● “to harmonise and facilitate the public procurement of accessible ICT products and services by identifying a set of functional European accessibility requirements for public procurement of products and services in the ICT domain, and”● “to provide a mechanism through which the public procurers have access to an electronic toolkit, enabling them to make use of these harmonised requirements in procurement process.” AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  8. 8. Mandate 376 Phases● Phase 1: “Inventory of European and international accessibility requirements and assessment of suitable testing and conformity schemes”● Phase 2: “Standardisation activities” AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  9. 9. Mandate 376 Phase 1● Results: 2 reports (2008) ● CEN WG: standards for conformity assessment, existing conformity assessments and schemes, … ● ETSI TF: ICT products and services bought by public procurers, accessibility standards, functional requirements (+ gaps), ... AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  10. 10. Mandate 376 Phase 2● Joint Working Group (JWG) of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to manage Phase 2● Two teams: ● ETSI specialist task force (STF) focuses on the accessibility requirements themselves ● CEN/CENELEC team creates guidance material and an online toolkit AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  11. 11. Mandate 376 Phase 2● Joint Working Group approves the TR (Technical reports) and EN (European Norm)● EN also goes through formal adoption process ● triple logo: CEN, CENELEC, ETSI AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  12. 12. Participating in Phase 2● Open consultation meetings are held on interim and final drafts ● past meetings: 11 May, 28 Oct 2011● Track http://www.mandate376.eu/● No list or other channel to get notified of new drafts or meetings Secretariat advises you to contact national standardisation body or ETSI to join the Joint Working Group. AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  13. 13. Time PlanFebruary 2011 Start of work.March 2011 Table of Contents and Scope for the standard and Technical Reports11 May 2011 Joint Open Workshop to involve the procurement communityJune 2011 Draft of the standard and Technical Reports containing scope and table of contentsJuly 2011 Initial drafts of the standard and Technical Reports available for commentAugust 2011 The call for tenders to develop the online toolkit (D5) is publishedOctober 2011 Stable drafts of D1, the standard (EN), and Technical Reports D2 and D3January 2012 Final drafts of D1, the standard (EN), and Technical Reports D2 and D3March 2012 Final drafts to be approved by the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Joint Working GroupJune 2012 Standard submitted for Public Enquiry. Technical Reports D2, D3 and D4 publishedAugust 2012 Technical Report D6 published; draft version of the toolkit (D5) releasedMarch-August 2013 Comment resolution and National Standards Organisation (NSO) votingSeptember 2013 D1, the standard (EN), is publishedOctober 2013 The final version of the toolkit (D5) is released AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  14. 14. Current Drafts (D1)● Draft ETSI EN 301 549 ● content copied from TR 102 612 (from Phase 1); some new content ● tries to maximise alignment with Section 508 refresh ● WCAG 2.0 will be added as a normative appendix AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  15. 15. Current Drafts (D2)● Draft ETSI TR 101 550 ● initial draft that lists the documents used in the creation of EN 301 549 ● “provides additional explanation to assist users of the EN with clarifications and supporting information about measurement methods, particularly where no globally agreed test presently exists” AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  16. 16. Current Drafts (D3, D4)● Draft ETSI TR 101 551 ● Outline of report about award criteria for ICT products and services ● Discusses a few European directives that are relevant to procurement● D4: ● Initial draft ● Guidance on conformity assessment systems or schemes AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  17. 17. Current Drafts (D5, D6)● D5 (→ toolkit) ● discusses existing toolkits, describes the scope of the toolkit, audience and requirements gathering for the toolkit, and content and structure of the toolkit.● D6 ● contains additional guidance that will be included into the toolkit, for example, introductory notes on accessiblity AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  18. 18. What’s Next● Next drafts scheduled January 2012 ● Check Mandate 376 website: http://www.mandate376.eu/ ● Submit comments... AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011

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