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Re: Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility

From: John Baab <john.baab@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:59:33 -0400
Message-ID: <b4898dd40609080959q33f8e9a0sc0a619c980cd07bd@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I am sure that there will be apeal after apeal trying to fight this.  But
for now it seems like a great victory.  I just don't understand how so many
people can have a problem with coding their webpages the correct way.  I
mentioned this at work today and got nothing but resistance from everyone
around, people need to get over the fact that they don't actually do their
job correctly, learn the correct way and quit being so defensive about it.

-John

On 9/8/06, David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com> wrote:
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> I suggest this be studied thoroughly..  There is a thread on this
> topic at the section 508 list which indicates that it's far from a
> victory.
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> On Sep 8, 2006, at 10:43 AM, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:
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> Federal Judge Sustains Discrimination Claims Against Target; Precedent
> Establishes That Retailers Must Make Their Websites Accessible to the
> Blind Under the ADA:
> http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060907/cgth051.html?.v=55
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> JF
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> John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> WATS.ca - Web Accessibility Testing and Services
> http://www.wats.ca
> Phone: 1-613-482-7053
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