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Re: How do you deal with false claims of accessibility conformance?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 18:47:46 +0100
Message-ID: <44FB1542.4080408@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Sep 2006 03:42:12 +0200, Patrick H. Lauke 
> <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:

>> I can't obviously speak for W3C/WAI, but I'd think that they're not 
>> overjoyed by inaccessible sites making false/inaccurate claims...but 
>> then again, they have no power to do anything about it, afaik.
> They could if they wanted to. They own copyright in the logos, and can 
> certainly write a cease-and-desist letter to anyone who uses the logo to 
> back their claim.

What it they don't use the logo, and only make a claim in textual form 
or designed their own button/logo?

Patrick H. Lauke
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