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Congressional hearing

From: Glenda Watson Hyatt <Glenda@eaglecom.bc.ca>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 13:33:51 -0800
Message-ID: <389B45BF.50EDC619@eaglecom.bc.ca>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "disabilityaccess@onelist.com" <disacc@onelist.com>
Hi folks,

As I'm not overly familiar with American politics, I am wondering how
important this Congressional hearing is?  What may the impact be?  Will
this be the final word on whether the ADA applies to the internet?  I
understand the hearing is the 9th.  When can the decisions be expected?

With the e-commerce industry expected to rake in trillions, I don't
fathom  how they can claim "it costs too much to make sites
accessible".  Am I missing something here?  Are there any figures on how
much it costs to make sites accessible?  Surely its no more than
revamping existing brick and mortar facilities, which is definitely
required.

Any predictions about the outcome, especially considering there's an
election coming up?

Cheers,
Glenda 
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