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RE: Section 508

From: Cynthia Waddell <Cynthia.Waddell@PSINetCS.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 14:00:09 -0700
To: <asif@studynook.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear Professor Daya:
Since the W3C list is an international list and many members would not
appreciate a legal discussion on how Section 508 indirectly impacts American
State Universities, please feel free to email me off list as this is a legal
question.  However, for those who have commented that Section 508 applies
only to federal agencies, I must say that this is not true.  An
understanding of U.S. disability rights law and how other federal and state
laws cause Section 508 to be applicable is a discussion that will need to be
held off-list.

Best regards,
Cynthia Waddell
Cynthia D. Waddell, JD
Sr. Consultant
Accessibility Subject Matter Expert
Accessibility Center of Excellence
(800)547-5602 or Fax (919)783-6852

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  -----Original Message-----
  From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Asif
  Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 4:08 PM
  To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
  Subject: Section 508

  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"

  Would appreciate any info and references.
  Thank you.

  Asif Daya
  Assistant Professor
  College of Health Professions
  Florida Gulf Coast University
  (941) 590-7535
Received on Saturday, 20 October 2001 16:59:20 UTC

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