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RE: Section 508

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 19:51:42 -0400
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This is just my opinion but does it not have to be accessible as per the ADA
and several other laws?


Mike Burks

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To: Asif
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Subject: Re: Section 508

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Asif wrote:

> I work at a State University. We had a discussion today whereby our IT
> said that Sec. 508 does not apply to faculty creating web based class
> They felt it only applied to a researcher that received a federal grant. I
> have always thought that all State Institutions were obligated by now to
> comply (since they are inevitably tied to federal resources), "unless they
> could prove undue burden"

I'm not a lawyer but I would think that it would need to be accessible
since it is being made for students who may have gov subsidies, also is
the server being supplied or maintained by any federal source of funding.

Besides which if they get into the habit of just doing it right, they
can't get into trouble later if say a student with a disability is in
their class.

just my opinion, take it at face value


> Would appreciate any info and references.
> Thank you.
> Asif Daya
> Assistant Professor
> College of Health Professions
> Florida Gulf Coast University
> (941) 590-7535
> adaya@fgcu.edu

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