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online banking accessibility & legal issues

From: Shawn Lawton Henry <Shawn@UIAccess.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:41:30 -0500
To: "'EOWG'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101c20e42$2fec9760$1cdb9bcf@Shawnw2k>

In today's call a couple of people mentioned web banking issues, so I'm
sharing this information in case you find it helpful. At the end is contact
information for Lainey Feingold, the attorney who has lead much of the web
accessibility efforts in the legal cases for website and online banking
accessibility. I strongly recommend contacting her if you want more
information on legal aspects in the U.S.!

The following messages were posted to WAI IG list:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Jerome Ernu
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 7:07 AM
> To: 'WAI IG'
> Subject: Accessibility lawsuit
>
> Hello,
>
> Is someone can help me ?
>
> I am searching examples of lawsuit between web sites and
> people impaired
> unable to access the sites... Is there some links, newsgroup,
> papers of
> very known "affair" ?
>
> By the way, some links towards lawsuit between handicapped
> and firms or
> others (always in an accessibility way) are welcome too...
>
> Thank you,
>
> J.
>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Tom Gilder
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 7:24 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; Jerome Ernu
> Subject: Re: Accessibility lawsuit
>
...
>
> There's two I know of, the AOL one:
> http://www.house.gov/judiciary/con0209.htm
> http://www.aol.com/accessibility/AOL_and_accessibility/aol_adv
isors.html
http://www.howstuffworks.com/news-item125.htm

And Sydney Olympics:
http://www.contenu.nu/socog.html
http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/html/ddadec/0/2000/0/DD000120.htm
http://www.tomw.net.au/2000/mvs.html
http://www.tomw.net.au/2001/bat2001.html

--
Tom Gilder
http://tom.me.uk/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Shawn Lawton Henry
> Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 6:52 AM
> To: 'WAI IG'
> Subject: RE: Accessibility lawsuit
>
...
>
> In addition to those sent by Tom Gilder, there have been
> several complaints
> filed - not lawsuits - and agreements signed with U.S. banks.
>  Most of these
> covered ATMs (automatic teller machines) and web, including:
> - http://www.icdri.org/bank_of_america_atm_settlement_a.htm
> - http://www.dlc-ma.org/atm/atmfa.htm
>
> I don't think any of the complaints are on the Internet. Some
> agreements are
> public, and some are not.
> http://www.icdri.org/news_on_talking_atms.htm
> lists announcements of talking ATMs.
>
> Cheers,
>
> - Shawn
>
>
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> e-mail: Shawn@UIAccess.com
> about: www.uiaccess.com/profile.html
>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Lawton Henry [mailto:Shawn@UIAccess.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 11:32 AM
> To: 'WAI IG'
> Subject: RE: Accessibility lawsuit
>
...
>
> For more information on web accessibility and legal issues in
> the U.S., I recommend that you contact:
>
> 	Lainey Feingold
> 		Law Office of Elaine B. Feingold
> 		Berkeley, CA
> 		(510) 548-5062
> 	lfeingold@california.net
>
> Lainey is the lead on several cases in online banking accessibility.
>
>
>
> - Shawn
>
>
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> e-mail: Shawn@UIAccess.com
> phone: 608.243.1089
> about: www.uiaccess.com/profile.html
>
>
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