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Re: No JavaScript for previous page and print screen

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 12:36:50 -0400
To: "Larry G. Hull" <Larry.G.Hull@nasa.gov>, "Nissen, Dan E" <Dan.Nissen@unisys.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <BAF274E2.15550%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

Larry,
There are provisions that cover procurement and development, but the
enforcement section only refers to procurement.  [29 U.S.C.  794d.f.1.b]

See http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/act.htm

(f) Enforcement
(1) General
(A) Complaints
Effective 6 months after the date of publication by the Access Board of
final standards described in subsection (a) (2), any individual with a
disability may file a complaint alleging that a Federal department or agency
fails to comply with subsection (a)(1) of this section in providing
electronic and information technology.
(B) Application
This subsection shall apply only to electronic and information technology
that is procured by a Federal department or agency not less than 6 months
after the date of publication by the Access Board of final standards
described in subsection (a) (2).
(2) Administrative complaints
Complaints filed under paragraph (1) shall be filed with the Federal
department or agency alleged to be in noncompliance. The Federal department
or agency receiving the complaint shall apply the complaint procedures
established to implement section 794 of this title for resolving allegations
of discrimination in a federally conducted program or activity.
(3) Civil actions
The remedies, procedures, and rights set forth in sections 794a(a)(2) and
794a(b) of this title shall be the remedies, procedures, and rights
available to any individual with a disability filing a complaint under
paragraph (1).



On 5/22/03 12:05 PM, "Larry G. Hull" <Larry.G.Hull@nasa.gov> wrote:

> Yes, Section 508 has procurement provisions but two of the provisions
> specifically cover software development and Web sites whether done
> under contract or inhouse by Federal employees. Unfortunately,
> education is a long term and continuous process not an instantaneous
> one and, as I've found more than once, instruction does not ensure
> understanding.

>> This dialogue is based on a common misperception of the law that is Section
>> 508.  First of all, Section 508 is a procurement provision, meaning that it
>> operates in the acquisition process.  It does not apply to existing systems,
>> and it does not seem to apply to work done by Federal employees.  It

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