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Re: Law?

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:13:27 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0904132109190.20655@fzneg.arg>

first off I am not a lawyer and the standard disclaimers apply.

however in the USA, ADA and 508 are effectively civil rights laws,
there is no violation until someone files a complaint or sues.

in most cases one should first file a complaint with the local human
rights commission from one's state. or file a complaint with the US
dept of Justice civil rights division.

the DOJ or human rights commission will effectively become the formal
complaintant and do the negotiations with the violator, you can agree
or disagree with the decisions.  if you disagree then you can file a
lawsuit.

I have gone thru this process several times and while slow it can
work.

Bob




On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Ryan Jean wrote:

> How does one know when to file a complaint or lawsuit against a website for
> not being web accessible? I mean I wouldn't think one would file a lawsuit
> against a website that was just made by an individual for fun, but against a
> big name company website yes. So, where is the line in this?
>
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> Sincerely,
> Ryan Jean
>
> Assistant IT Specialist
>
> The Disability Network
>
> Flint, MI
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>

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