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Re: accessible banking:

From: Kelly Pierce <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 08:03:37 -0600
Message-ID: <003c01c50866$d3ce3480$0b0110ac@Kelly>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "John Carpenter" <John.Carpenter@pdms.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

From: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
To: "Kelly Pierce" <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>; "John Carpenter" 
<John.Carpenter@pdms.com>; "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: accessible banking:

> Part of accessibility is choice.  I should be able to access any web site
> with any combination of user agent and technology accessibly and it be
> accessible.  Is this a tall order?  Yes, is it necessary, yes.

**Not under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  As long as the means of 
communication made available to you is effective, I.e. allowing you to 
complete a certain task, then the bank has fulfilled its access obligations. 
Under the ADA, courts view access by functional performance, not by process. 
they also don't consider optimal or preferential means but the means that is 
sufficient to complete the specified task.  You may choose not to use 
Internet Explorer, but in 2005 I have not seen an argument saying that it is 
unreasonable or insufficient to require people with disabilities only to use 
Internet Explorer to access online banking services.  It seems like you want 
access beyond what is required beyond that of the ADA.

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