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Re: Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 09:11:55 -0500
Message-ID: <005701c19b73$17645440$c2f20141@cp286066a>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
please explain to me how this applies to the web. it talks about aol
services.  I cn access aol web through ie and if I have an aol account,
I could always access those web sites.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>; "wai-ig list"
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 11:14 PM
Subject: RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

(ii) AOL is undertaking steps to render the existing and future content
the AOL-developed areas of the AOL- service largely accessible to the
by converting the content to a format compatible with screen reader
assistive technology, and intends to take many of those steps to
with the release of the AOL 6.0 software; (iii) as to certain exceptions
(which the NFB acknowledges pose unusual technological difficulties),

Looks as if this applies to content to me.  This is from the document

Harry Woodrow
-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Saturday, 12 January 2002 10:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

I have taken another look at the original sources of information on this
issue of aol vs nfb and even though the discussions about it envolve the
web, I see no indication in the original sources that this is the case.
I have been maintaining that this is the case since the day I read the
filing which was the day it came out and if the agreement referenced
below is any indication, It still holds.  I am not an legal authority or
student so am bound to not interpret but only read what is there and I
have utmost respect for those who opperate in this sphere so pleae
enlighten me with something I can find as a source rather than a third
person discussion as to the involvement of the web in this action.  here
is the url to the final agreement.
you can read the other sources near by.

I agree with the fundamental thoughts expressed in this thread
concerning the reasons for moving forward with accessibility but I also
feel that it is important to keep our facts streight.  I appologize if I
am indeed incorrect but in my discussions with many over the period
since the filing, I have been told that this has nothing to do with the

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