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Re: Web Accessibility & US Law

From: Yee Yip <yyip@barnard.columbia.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 09:20:08 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Waddell, Cynthia" <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
cc: IG - WAI Interest Group List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.980527091809.21769A-100000@bc>

Really great to know about this.  I will be very interested in seeing what
will be the future of the Web and ADA issues.

Will stay posted on this !

Yee Yip

On Tue, 26 May 1998, Waddell, Cynthia wrote:

> 	I thought you would be interested to know that the American Bar
> Association has invited me to discuss ADA issues as well as web
> accessibility at their national conference in Washington DC next month.  It
> will be held June 17-19 and according to the press release, "Prominent
> policy makers and legal experts from across the mental and physical
> disability communities will convene at this three day national conference to
> set comprehensive goals for a national agenda on disability law and policy."
> The conference is entitled "In Pursuit...A Blueprint for Disability Law and
> Policy."  See http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/n98bdl.html
> 	My participation is on the closing panel charged to develop the
> blueprint on disability law and policy for the next millennium.  At the
> request of the Bar, I have submitted a brief paper entitled "Applying the
> ADA to the Internet:  A Web Accessibility Standard."  It discusses legal
> incentives for web accessibility and includes the United States Department
> of Justice Policy Ruling that accessibility requirements apply to the
> internet as well as the Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of
> Education internet legal analysis.  It also refers to my support of the work
> of the WAI by the W3C.
> 	The article will be available in the conference materials as well as
> afterwards in the Continuing Legal Education of the Bar materials.  When I
> have found someone willing to post it on their web site, I will forward the
> url.
> 	The conference is open to the public and meets mandatory continuing
> legal education accreditation from all states requiring continuing legal
> education for the Bar. 
> 	Lastly, the conference kicks off on Capitol Hill with a
> congressional reception and will cover eight substantive law panels:
> Children and Youth; Health; Access to the Courts and Justice; Criminal
> Issues; Housing and Community Support; Education; Treatment and Habilitation
> and Employment.  The final closing panel on the last day will then pull the
> discussion together and develop the national blueprint for disability law
> and policy.
> 	Cynthia D. Waddell
> 	ADA Coordinator
> 	City of San Jose
> 	801 North First Street, Room 460
> 	San Jose, California  95110-1704
> 	(408)277-4034 
> 	(408)971-0134 TTY
> 	(408)277-3885 FAX
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