Sign the petition to save the Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites

As I mentioned in Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites in danger?, the Swedish Administrative Development Agency (Verva) was closed down on 31 December 2008.

As far as I know there is still no information available on which government agency, if any, will be responsible for maintaining and keeping these guidelines up to date in the future. It would be very sad if this means the end of the official version (there is an unofficial version available at eutveckling.se) of these guidelines that help improve the accessibility and usability of Swedish public sector websites.

To show the powers that be that many people who work with public sector websites in Sweden consider these guidelines useful and important, Jens Wedin has created a petition to save the guidelines: 24-timmarswebbens framtid.

If you design, develop, maintain, or commission Swedish public sector websites and think the guidelines are important, please sign the petition and spread the word.

Posted on January 13, 2009 in Accessibility, Usability, Web Standards

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