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Re: Governmental Legal Requirements for Accessible Web Sites

From: <Lovey@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 13:44:33 EST
Message-ID: <a63500b0.366ec511@aol.com>
To: kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com, w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org, SMCCAFFR@MAIL.NYSED.GOV
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

In a message dated 12/9/98 12:52:48 AM, kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com wrote:

<<At 08:18 a.m. 12/08/98 -0500, Steven McCaffrey wrote:
>Is it a matter of choice w.r.t government agencies or does
>the law require their sites to be accessible?  Or does the law
>only require information on a site to be made available by
>some other means (e.g here is a phone number to call to get
>the information sent to you in an accessible format if  our
>site (or part of it) is not accessible to you). 
>>

FYI:

[1] <A HREF="http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/">Americans With Disabilities Act
Information</A>
The ADA (American with Disabilities Act) includes websites  (Section 508 of
the Rehabilitation Act  and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act) and the
ADA has taken action against commercial and educational websites for non-
compliance.

[2] The<A HREF="http://www/hwg.org">HTML Writers Guild</A> is sponsoring a
project in collaboration with W3C called 
<A HREF="http://hwg.org/opcenter/projects/agi/">Accessibility Guidelines
Implementation Project</A> - http://hwg.org/opcenter/projects/agi/
Also, the <A HREF="http://wata.org/resource/links/access.htm">HTML Writer's
Guild</A> is offering two courses on Access - see the HWG Homepage -
www.hwg.org

[2] <A HREF="http://www.itpolicy.gsa.gov/cita/wpa.htm">Web Page Accessibility
Resources</A> - http://www.itpolicy.gsa.gov/cita/wpa.htm

[3] <A HREF="http://wata.org/resource/links/access.htm">Links to information
about designing accessible</A> - http://wata.org/resource/links/access.htm

KPR,
LK
Received on Wednesday, 9 December 1998 13:51:26 GMT

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