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Re: Memorandum from Paul Taylor wrt ADA and the Internet

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 16:49:25 -0500
Message-ID: <388782E5.6E6A0195@clark.net>
To: webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net
CC: Rep.Charles.Canady@mail.house.gov, Web Accessibility Initiative <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Paul.Taylor@mail.house.gov
I am not opposed to accessability at all, but what is at question here
is not that accessability is enherently a bad thing but rather that
enforcement of certain standards upon the internet commerce community
is constitutionally sound.  I reviewed the caselaw sited in the memo
and It would seem that there is a clear mandate for a compilation of a
legislative record on this as is suggested in the memorandum.  I would
not wish to see entities sued over the issue of internet
accessability, at the same time however, I would not wish to see our
hard won accessability squashed before it really begins.

I will follow and be interested in the outcome of any proceedings on
this.
I'd like to site one place to look for information that can provide
insite into what we are attempting to achieve with regard
toaccessability which has been around and working hard since before
all this started.
http://www.anybrowser.org
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