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Re: Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility

From: Mike Elledge <elledge@msu.edu>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 21:42:08 -0400
Message-ID: <45021BF0.1070205@msu.edu>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Ahhh, law school sites. Hard to believe they would be an exception, but 
you are correct, they are. That's because they (along with the business 
schools) are generally quite independent of the rest of the university. 
They bring in lots of money, so they have more autonomy.

I'll bet if you checked university home pages you would find greater 
accessibility, even if it wasn't full compliance.

Felix Miata wrote:
> On 06/09/08 17:27 (GMT-0400) Michael S Elledge <elledge@msu.edu> apparently typed:
>
>   
>> there is a great deal of interest and support 
>> for making websites accessible in the university environment, where 
>> there are designers on staff (sunk cost) and legal, ethical and 
>> financial reasons to do it.
>>     
>
> I haven't seen much evidence that this is true. I went looking among law school web sites last March. I looked at 16, mostly the well known variety. All but about 3 set text size that totally disregards user preferences,
> mostly around 11px. The largest body text used by any of them was CSS small, on at most 3 of them IIRC.
>   
Received on Saturday, 9 September 2006 01:43:32 GMT

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