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Re: Who makes law Re: UK Businesses Reject Accessible Web Sites

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 19:26:50 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200412281926.iBSJQo100705@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> I think one of the points of the article was that some businesses don't
> consider the existing laws appropriate - neither for business, nor for
> people with disabilities. Of course, that's effectively a local biritsh

The way I read it was that they don't think they are appropriate because
there is a reasonableness test.  Generally businesses don't mind complying
with accessibility legislation as long as:

- all their competitors incur the same compliance cost;
- it is easy to work out exactly what to do to comply at the absolute 
  minimum cost.

Having UK law reference WCAG would go part way there, but you still have
the Bobby problem.   The businesses almost certainly want mechanically
verifiable rules, with no judgement calls.
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