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Re: UK Access Rules:

From: Tom Croucher <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 11:06:51 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, martin.sloan@orange.net
To: David Sloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>, "'Andy Heath'" <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <oprw4rppacu930jj@mail.icet.co.uk>


Thanks for the clarification. However would that not imply that the 2004 
date would also apply to web sites, or is that an unfounded assumption?


On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:58:17 +0100, David Sloan 
<DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk> wrote:

> Andy asked: "Is the confusion over the Learning/services split ?"
> My understanding is that the web sites of UK educational providers will 
> have
> been covered separately under part III of the DDA (goods, facilities and
> services) since 1999, and as educational providers since September 2002,
> after the SENDA amendment to the DDA.
> As I understand it, the 2004 date referred to by Tom in a previous 
> posting
> relates to the date when goods, facilities and service providers are
> required to make 'reasonable adjustments' to the physical features of 
> their
> premises to overcome physical barriers to access."
> And for info - while the legislation doesn't mention web sites, 
> accompanying
> Codes of Practice do, so in UK legal terms, this would be highly 
> significant
> in the ruling of any case.
> Dave
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