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Re: legislation in Germany

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 07:29:54 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200202260729.g1Q7TsA04204@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
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> coming May.  11 implies that the federal government (i.e. ministries) only
> must conform web sites other software to accessibility guidelines, though at

That sounds like an analogue of the US Section 508 of the Rehabilitation
Act.  The UK legislation is an analogue of the US Americans with 
Disabilities Act, and is much more wide ranging but much less precise.
It refers to all services provided to the general public and it
is only the current guidelines, that specifically mention web sites.
As I understand it, the guidelines don't have formal legal force, but
are likely to be used as the basis of any court decisions which would
then establish case law, with legal effect.

IANAL
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2002 02:39:20 GMT

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