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Re: Target website review 28th August 2008

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 06:58:01 -0400
Message-ID: <47E2C258F1C44D7B8C296B30B59D0165@HANDS>
To: "'WAI Interest Group list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Time and all,

I'm sure this is only the beginning of the work on the target sute but I 
would posit that the nfb does only care about what they perceive as errors 
of ommission where access to the blind is concerned so a doctype is hardly 
on their agenda much less a valid site.

I agree that there needs to be a fuller approach to this type of situation 
but 6 million dollars seems like some sort of admission to me.  In the 
summary I read, there is mention of paying for some sort of damage to blind 
customers.  If my computer blew up as a result of using the targe site, I 
could buy a lot of computers with 6 million dollars but I cannot equate what 
happened to these folk with money.  after all, target is not the only game 
in town.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim" <dogstar27@optushome.com.au>
To: "'WAI Interest Group list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 3:30 AM
Subject: Target website review 28th August 2008



While an out-of-court settlement may have been reached, the Target
website is worse than ever today.

886 validation errors, still no valid doctype, no accessibility issues
addressed.
Three years they will have to get it together with NFB supervision.
At least the lawyer's picnic is over with Target paying NFB's legal
costs.

Many other USA sites should take note of the Target case settlement.
In the settlement terms, Target make "no admission of liability".
A full legal case would have been more persuasive legally as a
precedent case.

http://www.hereticpress.com/Dogstar/Publishing/USAweb.html#targetstore


Yours Faithfully
Tim
The Editor
Heretic Press
http://www.hereticpress.com
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 10:58:41 GMT

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