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From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 06:10:13 -0800
Message-ID: <34EC3D45.2C003E26@gorge.net>
To: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
It is often opined that the ADA is without penalties for non-compliance
but here's a quote from the DOJ's ADA site: 

"Under title III the Department may also obtain civil penalties of up to
$50,000 for the first violation and $100,000 for any subsequent
violation."

While it is true that the ADA is honored more in breach than observance,
it is also true that at some point a redress of grievances is possible,
or even likely.  The cost of *not* providing accessible tools when the
vendor has been clearly informed of its responsibility could far exceed
the cost of complying.
-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
http://dicomp.pair.com
Received on Thursday, 19 February 1998 09:11:03 GMT

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