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Re: SPAM(10.1) Re: OFF TOPIC - Shame on Google

From: Joachim Andersson <joachim.andersson@etu.se>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:10:13 +0200
Message-ID: <a92e08980809050410v2c1489efjd655c685d529ee5f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org, "William R Williams" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>, "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>, "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, "Harry Loots" <harry.loots@ieee.org>, "James Craig" <jcraig@apple.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, webaim-forum@list.webaim.org
Thank you for an interesting answer. Is there an online source for this
information where I can read more about it Bill?

2008/9/5 David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>

> or ada.
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> From: "William R Williams" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
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> Cc: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>; "John Foliot"
> <foliot@wats.ca>; "Harry Loots" <harry.loots@ieee.org>; "James Craig"
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> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:09 PM
> Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC - Shame on Google
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> The law in the USA is called Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29
> U.S.C. 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L.
> 105-220), August 7, 1998. It's scope is limited to Federal Departments and
> Agencies. There are no real enforcement mechanisms. Only an "individual
> with a disability may file a complaint alleging that a Federal department
> or agency fails to comply" with the law.
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> The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires agencies to acquire
> accessible electronic and information unless an exception applies and is
> documented. Across all agencies, an assessment in late-2007 showed that
> only 3% of the solicitations that included electronic and information
> technology properly included the Section 508 standards.
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> Joachim Andersson wrote:
> > If someone hit me in the face I would think twice about making an effort
> > to help him, wouldn't you? I'm from Sweden. The country where everyone's
> > complaining, noone's doing anything about things and the complaints
> > lining up.
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> > In my line of work I meet many people with disabilities of all kinds,
> > who are very competent and they're doing a great job working with web
> > accessibility and solutions to help others. But these people are those
> > that don't march and such. They have found other, more effective ways of
> > reaching their goals.
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> > I realize the importance of marching and so on, but 1975 is another time
> > than 2008. In Sweden, Canada and the United States there are laws on how
> > accessibility should be a part of development. In Canada and the United
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> Are they enforced?  In the UK such laws exist but are not enforced.
> Even where companies have policies, when it actually comes to buying,
> the supplier and buyer often find ways to get round them.  The same goes
> for electromagnetic compatibility, a subject dear to the heart of
> another minority, amateur radio operators.
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> David Woolley
> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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