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Re: OT (slightly): Salt Lake '02 Webmaster: Inaccessible site

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 07:39:52 -0800
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To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 12:41 AM 10/30/2001 , David Woolley wrote:
> > that the Sydney Olympics had a serious issue with accessibility, and while
>I suspect, though, that very few of the decision makers in commercial web
>page design are aware of the Sydney court decisions.

Nor is it at all clear that the decision of an Australian civil
rights panel applies to an Olympics web site in the United States.

I don't believe that Section 508 applies to, say, the University of
Sussex -- so why should the Sydney Olympics decision apply here?

Do we really have the naive view that the Sydney web team is in constant
contact with the Salt Lake City web team?  Are they even the same
company?  (IBM, as I recall, did Sydney.)


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
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