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Re: UK Access Rules:

From: Tom Croucher <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:36:12 +0100
Cc: martin.sloan@orange.net
To: David Sloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <oprw4qamv6u930jj@mail.icet.co.uk>

Well Martin Sloan who runs http://www.web-access.org.uk/ should know so I 
am copying him in on this mail. My understanding however was that DDA part 
III does not come into force until October 2004. However if this is 
incorrect, I will happy concede the point since I probably "read it 
somewhere" ;).

Tom

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:15:09 +0100, David Sloan 
<DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk> wrote:

>
>
> 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
>
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