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RE: please help correct a problem?

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:52:56 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199910082052.NAA03936@netcom6.netcom.com>
To: cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Cynthia

A question that has come up here in Berkeley is whether an instructor
can require students to use either IE or Netscape but not lynx because
he wants to use Javascript on the course web pages.  In a way, this
boils down to instructor's preference versus a student's preference.
Blind people can use IE or Netscape, but can a student choose to use
lynx because he/she doesn't want to learn Windows?

Thanks,
Scott


> 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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