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

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 12:27:02 +0100
To: "Joachim Andersson" <joachim.andersson@etu.se>,"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
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Joachim
http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/
here you can find reference to all policies and laws

Regards
Harry

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---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Joachim Andersson" <joachim.andersson@etu.se>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Sent: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:10:13 +0200
Subject: Re: SPAM(10.1) Re: OFF TOPIC - Shame on Google

> 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.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "William R Williams" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
> > To: <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>
> > Cc: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>; "John Foliot"
> > <foliot@wats.ca>; "Harry Loots" <harry.loots@ieee.org>; "James Craig"
> > <jcraig@apple.com>; "Joachim Andersson" <joachim.andersson@etu.se>;
> > "wai-ig
> > list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>; <wai-xtech@w3.org
> > >;
> > <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:09 PM
> > Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC - Shame on Google
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Bill Williams
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >             David Woolley
> >             <forums@david-woo
> >             lley.me.uk>                                                To
> >             Sent by:                  Joachim Andersson
> >             w3c-wai-ig-reques         <joachim.andersson@etu.se>
> >             t@w3.org                                                   cc
> >                                       "Accessys@smart.net"
> >                                       <accessys@smart.net>, Harry Loots
> >             09/04/2008 02:36          <harry.loots@ieee.org>, James Craig
> >             PM                        <jcraig@apple.com>, John Foliot
> >                                       <foliot@wats.ca>, wai-ig list
> >                                       <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>,
> >                                       "wai-xtech@w3.org WAI-XTECH"
> >                                       <wai-xtech@w3.org>,
> >                                       webaim-forum@list.webaim.org
> >                                                                   Subject
> >                                       Re: OFF TOPIC - Shame on Google
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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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.
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > 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
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > 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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