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RE: UK Businesses Reject Accessible Web Sites

From: John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 23:07:35 -0000
Message-ID: <107DE25EC0216C45AEF670016024245F022A7145@exchangea.staff.uce.ac.uk>
To: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Biggest problem is that as yet ther's no case law in the UK - the two cases brought in July 2003 were settled out of court

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org on behalf of David Woolley 
	Sent: Thu 23/12/2004 22:45 
	To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org 
	Subject: UK Businesses Reject Accessible Web Sites

	There was an article in The Register today:
	that is about a committee of major UK companies who have basically said:
	1) they believe that providing phone access excuses them from making
	   web sites accessible;
	2) the cost of fixing all their myriads of inaccessible pages would be
	3) if the law wants to force them to make web sites accessible, it must be
	   explicit guidelines.
	The article wasn't clear as to where on the line between:
	- comply with WCAG level X; and
	- mechanically verifiable rules,
	was meant by explicit guidelines.

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