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Section 508

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 11:30:27 -0400
Message-Id: <a05100304b7f9eb569b42@[]>
To: w3c-wai-ig@W3.org
>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,

Since Section 508 requirements (including to whom it applies) are 
difficult to understand, since many WAI-IG listmembers work for 
American universities, and since Section 508 will obviously be a 
model for legislation in other parts of the world, a discussion of 
how 508 directly or directly *applies to* or *affects* American state 
universities is clearly germane to this list.

>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.

Having told us there is much to learn and you are the keeper of the 
knowledge, you also tell us you will not impart that knowledge.

Mailing lists, particularly general ones like WAI-IG, are here to 
discuss their actual topics. Section 508 applicability is clearly 
relevent to a WAI "interest group," as this list is named.
         Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org | <http://joeclark.org/access/>
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Received on Monday, 22 October 2001 11:36:20 UTC

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