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RE: Law?

From: John Colby <John.Colby@bcu.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 20:53:58 +0100
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To: "Ryan Jean" <ryanj@disnetwork.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
In your country - section 508 - http://www.section508.gov/ <http://www.section508.gov/> 
 
In the UK - Disability Discrimination Act http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/RightsAndObligations/DisabilityRights/DG_4001068 <http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/RightsAndObligations/DisabilityRights/DG_4001068> 
 
and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/ukpga_20010010_en_1 <http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/ukpga_20010010_en_1> 
 
But there is no law that says "You have to make every website accessible"
 
John Colby BA PGCE
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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org on behalf of Ryan Jean
Sent: Fri 03/04/2009 20:27
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Subject: Law?



Is there any law that states a website has to be web accessible? Or that a nonprofit organization's website has to be? Or a business' website?

 

Sincerely,
Ryan Jean

Assistant IT Specialist

The Disability Network

Flint, MI

 
Received on Friday, 3 April 2009 19:54:41 GMT

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