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Re: Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility

From: Mike Elledge <elledge@msu.edu>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 21:46:06 -0400
Message-ID: <45021CDE.6040803@msu.edu>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

It does eventually get down to the person doing the work. But I had the 
impression that there was more of a commitment in the UK to website 
accessibility than in the U.S., even though overall the level is still 
very low. Am I mistaken?

David Woolley wrote:
>> to spend it. In contrast, 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.
>>     
>
> Actually, I criticised my university's (a UK equivalent of Ivy League)
> computer science alumni web site and basically it is created by a
> secretary who considers a person in the department who has written
> material on good web design as someone she shouldn't be troubling
> for time.  At least for UK universities, I would say that the marketing
> side is distinct from the academic side in the same way that most W3C
> members' web sites are broken because they are controlled by marketing,
> not by their W3C delegates.
>
>
>   
Received on Saturday, 9 September 2006 01:46:18 GMT

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