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USA & 508, Re: SPAM(10.1) Re: OFF TOPIC - Shame on Google

From: William R Williams <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:04:48 -0700
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'All things' Section 508

Co-signed Memo from Office of Management and Budget, and Office of Federal
Procurement Policy

Bill Williams

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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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  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
  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

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  Joachim Andersson wrote:
  > If someone hit me in the face I would think twice about making an
  > to help him, wouldn't you? I'm from Sweden. The country where
  > 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
  > reaching their goals.
  > I realize the importance of marching and so on, but 1975 is another
  > than 2008. In Sweden, Canada and the United States there are laws on
  > 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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