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RE: Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility

From: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 15:43:24 -0400
To: "'David Woolley'" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <014f01c6d448$37594950$6801a8c0@velo>

According to Cynthia's abstract, Target argued that since Congress changed
508 to include websites, that the ADA would have to be amended to include
websites.  I was counter-arguing that Congress did not amend 508 to include
websites, that websites became covered by 508 either through explicit
changes to the definition of "electronic and information technology" (EIT)
elsewhere, or automatically included in EIT somehow.

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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Woolley
> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 2:16 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility
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> 
> > The 1998 version of Congress's 508 language is different 
> from previous
> 
> I don't understand the relevance of section 508 here.  The 
> web site is not a federal government one, so is only subject 
> to the DDA, as I understand it.
> 
> 
> 
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