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RE: please help correct a problem?

From: Waddell, Cynthia <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 09:22:03 -0700
Message-ID: <3EC0FC2EAE6AD1118D5100AA00DCD8830345AA22@sj-exchange.ci.sj.ca.us>
To: "'David Poehlman'" <poehlman@clark.net>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, EASI@maelstrom.STJOHNS.EDU
Mr. Poehlman-
Have you given them the information about the California requirements for
Long Distance Learning?  The OCR resolution is requiring accessibility and I
expect this will have a growing impact nationally.  

The Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges is requiring
compliance with the WAI Accessibility Guidelines and is quoted as follows: 

"It is required that all California community college instructional Web
sites created or substantially modified after adoption of these guidelines
[WAI Accessibility Guidelines] be Priority l compliant.  It is strongly
recommended that all California community college instructional Web sites
created or substantially modified after adoption of these guidelines be
Priority 2 compliant."

This quote is found on page 16 of "Distance Education:  Access Guidelines
for Students with Disabilities August 1999" found at 
http://www.HTCTU.FHDA.EDU/dlguidelines/final%20dl%20guidelines.htm

Cynthia D. Waddell

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Cynthia D. Waddell   
ADA Coordinator
City Manager Department
City of San Jose, CA USA
801 North First Street, Room 460
San Jose, CA  95110-1704
(408)277-4034
(408)971-0134 TTY
(408)277-3885 FAX
http://www.rit.edu/~easi/webcast/cynthia.htm
http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/access/waddell.htm 



-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman@clark.net]
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 6:55 AM
To: WAI Interest Group; EASI@maelstrom.STJOHNS.EDU
Subject: please help correct a problem?


I've run into a problem with a piece of distance learning software
that seems to be poorly written and only allows netscape and is poor
at that.  In adition to that, it is fed by rtf and pdf the latter I
think is mostly handwritten and the powers are not heeding our
requests for correction.  The software could be fixed but the problem
is not considered to be real I guess because we aren't doctors or
lawyers.  One of us is a student, then there is me and one other who
have a fairly good back ground in access technology issues.  The
powers are the university and the rehab system.
Mr. Cooms or Judi, If you are seeing this, could you help us figure
out how to convince them that there is a correctible problem?  we have
documented the issues and presented them and have gotten not just no
response, but flat out chewed out.
Thanks!

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