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Re: Can ADA be counterproductive (was Re: Legal leg to stand on?)

From: Mike Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 11:34:23 -0500
Message-ID: <01e501be754b$4bd50040$5e24450c@oemcomputer>
To: "Brian Kelly" <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
All,

I have not heard of any sites being taken down....the fact is if you do
business in the US, you may well be affected by the ADA, and, just
incidentally you are still bound to provide information in an accessible
manner website or not.

The fact is that any organization that is receiving federal money is
particularly vulnerable to action.

To answer the question I have heard of none being taken down.

Sincerely,

mike burks
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: Can ADA be counterproductive (was Re: Legal leg to stand on?)


>I think my original posting has been misunderstood.  I wanted to know if
>it's true that websites have been taken down as a result of the ADA - not
>why they're are behaving unethically, or that we're well rid of them.
>
>I'm still interested in hearing an answer.  I'd also be interested to know
>the reasons they give - if this is the case.  Is it due to the costs (real
>or perceived) in making the site accessible, worries about legal bills, or
>something else.
>
>Thanks
>
>Brian
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
>To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
>Cc: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Date: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 8:37 AM
>Subject: Can ADA be counterproductive (was Re: Legal leg to stand on?)
>
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>>Kynn Bartlett said:
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>>> My _guess_ is that you won't be able to use this approach on them.
>>> I would suspect that an economic motive would work better rather
>>> than a legal one
>>
>>Kynn's comments (which I'd agree with - especially as the ADA is not
>>relevant to most of the world!) reminds me that I've heard rumours that
>some
>>websites have been removed, rather than made accessible, when threatened
>>with the ADA.  Can anyone confirm this?
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>>Brian Kelly
>>------------------------------------------------------
>>Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus
>>UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, England, BA2 7AY
>>Email:  b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk     URL:    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/
>>Homepage: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/staff/b.kelly.html
>>Phone:  01225 323943            FAX:   01225 826838
>>
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