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RE: Section 508

From: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 19:43:27 +0930
Message-ID: <E1962E8F1DF0D411878300A0C9ACB0F9024636A7@exstaff4.magill.unisa.edu.au>
To: "'Demonpenta2@aol.com'" <Demonpenta2@aol.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Good point - thanks John.
 
Another issue that I would like some direction about. I know that there is a
heavy emphasis on cross-browser compatibility when designing and developing
accessible web sites. What is the feeling about a web site that has been
developed for a specific group (password protected and accessible only to that
group) which incorporates features only supported in later browsers if (a) the
site supports screen readers, includes alt tags etc and generally complies with
at least minimum requirements and (b) the provider distributes to all intended
users free CDs containing latest installation files for the latest browsers.
Are there some users who would be potentially disadvantaged in that they must
use other browsers other than the latest versions of ie and Netscape?
 

Denise 

 

From: Demonpenta2@aol.com [mailto:Demonpenta2@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, 21 October 2001 2:27 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Section 508



In a message dated 10/21/01 12:53:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au writes:




However, just one point for clarification. Are you referring only to the US
situation or suggesting that Section 508 has implications for international
institutions as well. I understand that may be the case if an international
university provides external courses to students in the United States but in
your opinion does the regulation have any impact beyond that? 



I personally think that it will end up applying to (or just being adopted by)
anyone that has the potential of doing business with American government
agencies anyhow, be they American or not. As the US Government helps provide
grants to a lot of people, or gives cash to the people who provide grants..It
will probably become a standard eventually in any case.

       John
Received on Sunday, 21 October 2001 06:13:33 GMT

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