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RE: legal responsibility

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 14:33:44 +0100
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Sorry, forgot to reply to all. A bad habit!
 
Dear All,

Not really an answer to Julian's question, but surely under the DDA and a raft of other acts it could be proven that the software fails to fit for purpose and this could offer some redress for the inaccessibility of those nav elements. I have seen similar things with Content Management Systems and I myself have been working with some companies to address these issues in their products, with some success.

Julian, have you gone back to the supplier to see if things can be changed? Do they know about the legal implications of their software. Maybe they will use this scenario as a basis for changing these inaccessible parts of their product? Maybe not.

This is certainly an important issue for this group and one for the WAI as a whole, perhaps.

Sorry that I cannot offer you the definitive answer, but I hope that my comments have helped in some small way. If I find any thing of interest regarding this issue, I will be sure to post it to the list.

Kind regards to all

Simon

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