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RE: Governmental Legal Requirements for Accessible Web Sites

From: Waddell, Cynthia <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 12:41:04 -0800
Message-ID: <3EC0FC2EAE6AD1118D5100AA00DCD88301E67C8F@SJ_EXCHANGE>
To: Steven McCaffrey <SMCCAFFR@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I have responded privately to Steven McCaffrey and perhaps I should repost
the urls for the articles I have written:

"Applying the ADA to the Internet:  A Web Accessibility Standard"  - written
at the request of the American Bar Association for their June 1998 national
summit on disability law and policy for the next millennium.

"Is Your Site ADA-Compliant? ...or a Lawsuit-in-Waiting?" published November
1998 in The Internet Lawyer; available free through trial subscription at
(I encourage everyone to request the article be available directly on-line;
to my surprise the article is not currently on-line due to the fact that
although I did not receive remuneration for it I did not confirm that it
would be posted.)

"Law Firm Homepages and the ADA" - a shorter version of  the 11/98 article
above at

"Electronic Curbcuts:  How to Build an Accessible Web Site" Spring 1997-
written at the request of CA Association of Postsecondary Education on
Disability and presented twice at Sixth International World Wide Web
Conference and at the International Leadership Forum for Women with
Disabilities, a follow-up to the United Nations conference in Beijing,

"Electronic Curbcuts for Government Web Sites:  Making Your Web Site
ADA Update, Fall 1997 by the National League of Cities
No url currently available

Cynthia D.Waddell
ADA Coordinator
City Manager Department
City of San Jose, CA USA

Cynthia D. Waddell   Cynthia.Waddell@ci.sj.ca.us
ADA Coordinator       City of San Jose, CA

801 North First Street, Room 460
San Jose, California 95110-1704
(408)971-0134 TTY
(408)277-3885 FAX

> ----------
> From: 	Kynn Bartlett
> Sent: 	Tuesday, December 8, 1998 10:44 PM
> To: 	Steven McCaffrey
> Cc: 	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: 	Governmental Legal Requirements for Accessible Web Sites
> 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). 
> I'm not an expert on this, but fortunately Cynthia is out
> there somewhere and can point you at some nice articles she
> wrote. :)
> --
> Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
> http://www.idyllmtn.com/~kynn/
> Chief Technologist & Co-Owner, Idyll Mountain Internet; Fullerton,
> California
> Enroll now for web accessibility with HTML 4.0!
> http://www.hwg.org/classes/
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> http://www.hwg.org/opcenter/w3c/voicebrowsers.html
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