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RE: UK Access Rules:

From: David Sloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 09:41:59 +0100
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To: "'Section 508.US'" <tagi11@cox.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi Michael,

In the UK we don't have an equivalent to your section 508 legislation,
though we're very thankful for the role it appears to have played in raising
the profile of accessibility not just amongst web site designers, but also
developers of authoring tools and web technologies. 

All we have is the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which sets out in
law the rights of people not to encounter unjustified discrimination on
account of their disability. It's widely regarded as being applicable to web
sites, although the legislation itself doesn't mention the Web. No case law
yet exists to confirm this - although apparently some cases were recently
settled out of court.

The following site provides lots of links to resources on relevant UK law,
including links to the relevant legislation:


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Subject: UK Access Rules:

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2 The UK equivalent to our Section 508 legislation

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