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From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:43:32 -0400
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The errors are interesting:
Johnnie Apple Seed

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Subject: web access case settled in ny


Travel Web sites agree to improve access for blind and visually impaired -
2004-08-19 - Business First of Buffalo



buffalo/flag





The New York State Attorney General said the operators of two Web sites
geared to travelers have agreed to upgrade accessibility that will benefit
the blind

and visually impaired.



Ramada.com

and

Priceline.com

have agreed to implement assistive technology, such as screen reader
software, allowing such individuals to more easily navigate their respective
Web sites.



infoUSA/statebusiness_new04b



Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said over the past year investigators from
his office found that portions of the Ramada.com and Priceline.com Internet
sites

were not accessible although the Americans With Disabilities Act requires
that private Web sites be accessible to blind and visually impaired Internet

users.



Under the terms of the agreements, the companies will implement a range of
accessibility standards authored by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the
World

Wide Web Consortium, an organization that recommends Internet standards.



Also, Ramada.com and Priceline.com will pay the State of New York $40,000
and $37,500, respectively, as costs of the investigation. Spitzer added both
companies

were cooperative in reaching a settlement.



 2004 American City Business Journals Inc.
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