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Re: Conformance Claims and Logo

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:39:08 +0100
Message-ID: <000c01c2c904$3aee40a0$0100a8c0@NBRSIWA>
To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

It is simple....
page that don't reach accessibility level with *all* the contents cannot
expose the conformance logo.

If for copyright is not possibile to make alternative version is important
that an user must be informed about inacessibility *BEFORE* to access to the

This will *force* the plugin/tecnology/content providers to adapt their code
to accessibility or made an alternative accessibility version: this will
made sensibilization to the productors, expecially in the country where
there are law that request the respect of the WCAG.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
To: "'Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG'" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>; "'WCAG List'"
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 12:10 AM
Subject: RE: Conformance Claims and Logo

Hi all

I knew that one would start a conversation.  Because I see big problems both
ways and no way to solve them.

If something is copyrighted and inaccessible, it is a felony (Federal crime)
to create an accessible version in many cases.   Plagiarism and the
Millennium Copyright Act are two examples.  And there are more.

Also,  if you click on a document it downloads to your computer and you
expect it to be accessible.  (even HTML).

But if you click on a program and download it you think of it as a product,
not content.

So what if you click on a book?
A film?
A Movie stream?
A Video stream?
A Stock Quote stream in a proprietary (non copyable and therefore non-screen
reader compatible form)?

When is it content and when is it product?
When is it even legal to repackage the content accessibly (that therefore

However, we don't want to give blanket approval that content on a web site
can just be inaccessible if it came from somewhere else......
Received on Friday, 31 January 2003 03:39:16 UTC

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