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RE: please help correct a problem?

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 17:28:00 -0400
Message-Id: <199910082130.RAA17251@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 01:52 PM 10/8/99 -0700, Scott Luebking wrote:
>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?

If the issue is scripting, then what the professor proposes fails the
criterion set down by the regents, because dependency on scripts violates a
Priority 1 checkpoint (6.3) in the WCAG.

Check me on that; did I read it right?

Al

>
>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
>> 
>> ---------------------------------------------------
>> 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
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>> http://www.rit.edu/~easi/webcast/cynthia.htm
>> http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/access/waddell.htm 
> 
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