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RE: Accessibility

From: Michael Muehe <MMuehe@CI.Cambridge.MA.US>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 15:41:13 -0500
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Message-ID: <19981229204126750.AAA416@MichaelM.CI.Cambridge.MA.US>
Hello:

I hope this doesn't seem like I'm splitting hairs, but the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not apply to the 
Federal government. Agencies of the Federal government are 
covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 
Section 504 does contain requirements for communication access 
similar to those found in Title II of the ADA.

> For your information, the American Disabilities Act requires Federal, State
> and Local governments to be accessible to everyone.  I would hope that this
> category could be included.
> 
> As a subscriber, I am interested in accessibility because my customer is a
> Federal Agency. <snip>

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Michael Muehe
Executive Director / ADA Coordinator
Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
51 Inman Street, second floor
Cambridge, MA 02139  USA
617-349-6297 voice
617-492-0235 TTY
617-349-4766 fax
www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/~CCPD

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Received on Tuesday, 29 December 1998 15:39:27 GMT

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