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RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: Martin Sloan <martin.sloan@orange.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 00:48:47 -0000
Message-ID: <01C19EF0.CC851D20.martin.sloan@orange.net>
To: "'kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com'" <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "'Harry Woodrow'" <harrry@email.com>, "'Denise Wood'" <Denise_Wood@operamail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
If you can sue your employer for failing to make reasonable adjustments 
such as providing a suitable working environment or a refreshable Braille 
display, then logic suggests that if it is necessary to access the net as 
part of the employment duties and netscape was hindering this, then you 
probably could sue for the provision of Netscape 4 I guess.

Although I would suspect that such a case would never be defended as far as 
court. I suspect the employer would just go out and buy a copy of PC Plus, 
stick the free version of IE6 on that machine and be done with it. ;-)

On Wednesday, January 16, 2002 7:02 PM, kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com 
[SMTP:kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com] wrote:
> Charles wrote:
> > The matter of choice is of course important. If I choose to use 
 something
> > broken, I can't expect people to make it work for me. But if my 
employer
> > tells me to use it, I can expect them to be responsible for making sure 
it
> > works, or replacing it...
>
> A question would be whether or not an employer can be held in violation
> of workplace accomodation laws by not providing a UAAG-compliant web
> browser employees to use. Or at least one which comes closer than others.
>
> In other words, can you sue your boss for giving you Netscape 4?  Or
> -should- you be able to?
>
> --Kynn
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 19:53:33 GMT

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