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Re: UK Access Rules:

From: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:03:19 +0100
Message-ID: <3F8E5ED7.60405@shu.ac.uk>
To: David Sloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

For accessibility of learning my understanding is that the requirement
for reasonable adjustment is in force already.

For example see


I agree with David's point about services

Andy Heath

> Tom Croucher said: "In the UK currently you are not obligated to be
> accessible, however in Oct 2004 when the Disability Discrimation Act of 1995
> (DDA) part III comes 
> into force then all public web sites (as services I gather, although I am 
> not a lawayer) are obligated to be accessible to a reasonable degree." 
> My understanding is that this is incorrect. Goods, facilities and service
> providers have been covered since 1999 under the DDA Section III, which
> requires them not to unjustifiably discriminate against someone on account
> of a disability. 
> If they provide goods, facilities and services through a web site, then
> legal argument has suggested that the web site is covered by this
> legislation.
> See:
> http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/jilt/01-2/sloan.html
> http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_l
> egalcase.hcsp

Andy Heath
Sheffield Hallam University
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