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RE: 508 vs. W3C

From: <mburks952@att.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:07:05 +0000
To: "Robert Neff" <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>
Cc: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20020823120706.WQVS28921.mtiwmhc22.worldnet.att.net@webmail.worldnet.att.net>

Robert,

try http://www.icdri.org/Global%20Legal%
20Resources/global_legal_resources.htm

It is in need of some updating as well but is not too 
bad.

Sincerely,

Mike Burks
> 
> Has anyone been tracking what each state has done or is planning?  
> 
> Does anyone have a grid detailing each state, requirements, dates
> enacted, Dates for this to be enacted, or planning or status of
> legislation?
> 
> Robert Neff
> robert.neff@uaccessit.com
> 214.213.1979
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Judy Brewer
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 10:44 PM
> To: Cynthia Waddell; Carlos A Velasco; Steve Vosloo
> Cc: WAI Interest Group
> Subject: RE: 508 vs. W3C
> 
> 
> Cynthia,
> 
> I believe that Carlos was describing the situation in Germany, not in
> the 
> U.S., in response to Steve's question about Web accessibility policy in 
> Germany; and that his response is accurate for that context.
> 
> With regard to states in the U.S., however, while many are adopting US
> Sec. 
> 508, others are adopting W3C's WCAG 1.0, which addresses a broader 
> constituency. U.S. Sec. 508 includes fewer provisions, and explicitly 
> excludes certain constituencies such as those with cognitive
> disabilities.
> 
> With regard to indirect impact across both public and private sectors,
> the 
> biggest impact will come when organizations get serious about requiring 
> ATAG-compliant software (authoring tools that comply with W3C's
> Authoring 
> Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0), not just WCAG-conformant Web sites, 
> since that will help drive demand for authoring tool developers to
> deliver 
> software that supports the production of accessible Web sites. So far,
> one 
> of the only formal statements on this issue has come from the European 
> Parliament:
>          (long URI coming, and skip past the introductory material to
> get 
> to the provisions)
>  
> <http://europa.eu.int/information_society/topics/citizens/accessibility/
> web/wai_2002/ep_res_web_wai_2002/index_en.htm>
> 
> - Judy
> 
> At 06:38 PM 8/22/2002 -0700, 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.
> >
> >Best regards,
> >Cynthia Waddell
> >
> ><...>
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> >Behalf Of Carlos A Velasco
> >Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 6:23 AM
> >To: Steve Vosloo
> >Cc: 'WAI IG List'
> >Subject: Re: 508 vs. W3C
> >
> >Hi Steve,
> >
> >Sorry for the delay in the reply. Unfortunately it is only applicable
> to
> >   websites of the Federal Government, not to other websites. It is not
> >even applicable to state sites.
> >
> >regards,
> >carlos
> >
> >Steve Vosloo wrote:
> > > Hi Carlos
> > >
> > > Can you please tell me if Germany's requirement for level-AA
> compliance
> > > is for all govt sites, or also inclusive of public sites.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> <...>
> 
> 
> -- 
> Judy Brewer  +1.617.258.9741      http://www.w3.org/WAI
> Director, W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative
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