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Re: Law?

From: Colin Lieberman <colinl@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:59:01 -0700
Message-ID: <49D66A85.3010408@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In the US, there have been a number of attempts to make the Americans 
with Disabilities Act (ADA) and various state laws (like California's 
Unruh Civil Rights Act) to apply to private commercial sites.

See http://dralegal.org/cases/private_business/nfb_v_target.php
and http://dralegal.org/cases/private_business/nfb_v_amazon.php

These tend to settle out of court, which means there's never been a 
precedent setting ruling.

The only for sure in the U.S., as John Colby points out, is Section 508 
of the Rehabilitation Act, which only applies to U.S. government.

Ryan Jean wrote:
> Is there any law that states a website has to be web accessible? Or that 
> a nonprofit organizationís website has to be? Or a businessí website?
> Sincerely,
> Ryan Jean
> Assistant IT Specialist
> The Disability Network
> Flint, MI
Received on Friday, 3 April 2009 20:03:02 UTC

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