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Re: 508 vs. W3C

From: Carlos A Velasco <velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:32:12 +0200
Message-ID: <3D65E4FC.8080606@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Cynthia Waddell <Cynthia.Waddell@icdri.org>
Cc: "'WAI IG List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Cynthia,

As already accurately pointed out by Judy, I was replying to a concrete 
query from Steve Vosloo on the German situation. There are many 
countries in the world with a federal structure, not only the USA have a 
federal government and states <grin />


Cynthia Waddell wrote:
> The response by Carlos was not complete and could be misinterpreted.
> Section 508 has an indirect impact on websites other than Federal agencies
> in the US.  For a complete discussion of this impact on entities doing
> business in the US, including how Section 508 informs US entities covered
> under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability rights laws
> on how to ensure effective communication through the accessible design of
> web sites, please see my law and policy chapters in the recently released
> book "Constructing Accessible Web Sites."  One interesting response to the
> Section 508 effort is that a number of States have adopted Section 508 in
> policy or legislation because they want their websites to be accessible to
> the widest possible constituency.

Dr Carlos A Velasco
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