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Fw: RE: New York Attorney General holds ADA applies to Web Businesses.

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 10:56:02 +0100
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From: "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>

> I was surprised to see no replies on this important announcement. Basically
> the Attorney General of New York is holding that the ADA applies to web
> sites as "places of public accommodations." This announcement 
> mentions two companies that have settled and agreed to comply. If 
> you look in detail, you will find that the agreement is pretty close 
> to WCAG AA in spite of the fact the news reports focus on use of the 
> web sites by folks who are blind.

we were all busy popping champagne corks!
- now we may actually state legal precedent to our clients, who look at us
skeptically when we say that web site accessibility is a legal requirement. 

when this happens in the UK, i'll have a champagne party!!!!

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