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RE: Who makes law

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 15:25:41 -0500
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB50712FC4C@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> I just found a short reference to it in Title II of ADA where
> it says to be able to use "..a text browser such as Lynx..."

This kind of passing reference in the Americans with Disability Act has been made obsolete by the Section 508 (of the Rehabilitation Act, not ADA) Standards for Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility, specifically 1194.22 for Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.

Personally, I have found the Lynx browser to be an effective tool for testing conformance to WCAG1 A, but it is overly restrictive for 508 1194.22.

> I test stuff in Lynx using a Linux operating system, I figure if
> it works there it will work just about anywhere, but I've been
> nailed by a few sites that work fine that way and won't work in
> something else...

Any good public examples of this off the top of your head?
Received on Tuesday, 4 January 2005 20:26:13 UTC

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