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Re: Section 508

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 21:48:05 -0400
Message-Id: <200110200138.VAA583118@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: adaya@fgcu.edu
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 07:07 PM 2001-10-19 , Asif wrote: 

>I work at a State University. We had a discussion today whereby our IT 
>dept. said that Sec. 508 does not apply to faculty creating web based class 
>notes. 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"

The law applies to Federal agencies only.  Read it.


http://www.section508.gov/

I am not aware of the upshot of the Department of Education consideration
of the interaction between Section 508 and the Tech Act.  But the
Department of Education Office of Civil Rights website mentions Section
504, ADA, and not Section 508 as I find it.

 Disability Discrimination Overview
 http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR/disability.html

Your best bet for a straight answer if you don't believe your IT department
in the University is to ask the Florida agency that is charged with
defending the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Al
Received on Friday, 19 October 2001 21:38:18 GMT

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