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RE: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: Cynthia Waddell <cynthia.waddell@icdri.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 16:12:41 -0800
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBECLDKOGKHEKBAEEANNGEMCEGAA.cynthia.waddell@icdri.org>

You are very welcome.  By the way, an updated version of our book -
"Constructing Accessible Web Sites" - is expected to be published this
summer by Apress that includes further information about this U.S. issue.
It also includes an entire chapter devoted to my research on accessible web
design laws and policies around the world.  I have identified at least 25
countries that have adopted accessible web design as law or policy and
discuss the implementation of these efforts.  It was very interesting to
find the various quality marks, badges or labels being utilized  - not to
mention the civil and/or criminal liabilities that have been legislated!


Cynthia Waddell
Chair, International Commission on Technology
   and Accessibility for North America,
   a standing commission of RI
Cynthia D. Waddell, JD
Executive Director and
Law, Policy and Technology Consultant
International Center for Disability Resources
   on the Internet (ICDRI)
Phone:  (408) 691-6921

ICDRI is based in
Raleigh, North Carolina USA

See my new book!
Constructing Accessible Web Sites

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Endorsed by the American Council of the Blind,
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and HiSoftware.

-----Original Message-----
From: Access Systems [mailto:accessys@smart.net]
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 3:46 PM
To: Cynthia Waddell
Cc: Phill Jenkins; WAI Interest Group; w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
Subject: RE: LIFT Text Transcoder

On Mon, 27 Feb 2006, Cynthia Waddell wrote:

> Hello-
> >From the U.S. legal analysis point of view, both the ADA and Section 504
> "informed" by the Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology

thanks that was the phrase I was looking for.  I'm an engineer not a

> --------------------------------------
> Cynthia D. Waddell, JD

which you obviously  ^^^ are

> > Bob said:
> > "... and to
> > determine what is appropriate compliance it turns to the ATBCB for
> > guidance and they reference back to section 508 and W3C/WAI level 3"
> >
> > Can you provide a specific URL web reference where is says or implies
> > this?
> no.  but if someone is sued for non compliance for access to a site based
> on 504 or ADA where do you think they go to for guidance.???

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