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From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 13:15:23 -0400
Message-ID: <006701c103e3$bf0f6040$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gilliom, Judy, CIV, OSD-P&R" <Judy.Gilliom@osd.mil>
To: <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 12:17 PM
Subject: FW: Military

A while back, there were some questions on this listserv about access to
websites operated by the Department of Defense.  The following is from
point contact for web policy.

Judith C. Gilliom
Manager, DoD Disability Program

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brown, Linda, , OSD-C3I
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 2:13 PM
> To: 'rjregan@students.wisc.edu'; 'rjregan@doit.wisc.edu'
> Subject: FW: Military
> Mr. Regan,
> Your question below was forwarded to me with the request that I
> I hope that the information will clarify the Department of Defense's
> position on making web pages 508 compliant.
> It is the DoD intent to comply to the greatest extent possible, but
> is no direction from Secretary Rumsfeld that requires all web sites
> (legacy and new) to be 508 compliant by June 25.   The Department does
> require that all new web sites comply and encourages use of the 508
> standards as a good basis for asserting 504 compliance (i.e., for
> providing "reasonable accommodation").
> Given the huge number of legacy web pages available on DoD sites, it
> not possible to require all pages to be made 508 compliant.  However,
> organization sponsoring a web site needs/is to consider what is
> what can reasonably be done, cost/time/other resources required, etc.,
> then decide specifically how to handle those pages (make them 508
> compliant, provide alternate format, etc.).  DoD organizations were
> that they should address all pages  -- that is, they should have and
> implement a plan for meeting these requirements -- so that they have a
> of demonstrating their efforts to comply with the legal requirements.
> Linda Brown
> DoD Web Policy POC
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