W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 1999

Re: Illustrations on web sites (was RE: Self-voicing browsers)

From: Wayne Crotts <wcrotts@arches.uga.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:04:15 -0400
To: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLHDBCLOBGNIIEFMACEEDCAAA.wcrotts@arches.uga.edu>

> 	I am getting frustrated trying to find web content an 8 yo
> can use without
> someone reading it to him, and dismayed by the lack of illustrations with


Pardon me for saying this, but it sounds like you are frustrated by
copyright law.  Most enthusiasts or others cannot put illustrations and
photographs on their web site without getting 'cease and desist' letters
from publishers who hold rights to those illustrations and photographs.

In general, U.S. copyright law is particular as to the use of copyright
material.  Even  converting copyright material to be alternatively
accessible like converting it to Braille or to audio-tape is prohibited (at
least as interpreted by our university's legal affairs team).

I say all this to suggest that this is not so much an accessibility issue as
a content and editorial issue.

Wayne

Wayne Crotts
Information/Computer Services
Institute on Human Development and Disability
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Received on Saturday, 16 October 1999 21:57:05 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:45 GMT