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legal ruling on Canadian Government website accessibility

From: Jennison Mark Asuncion <asuncion@alcor.concordia.ca>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:47:26 -0500 (EST)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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Monday, Canada's Federal Court ruled on a case that has resulted in the
Federal government being directed to make its websites accessible within
the next 15 months. This was as a result of a case involving a blind
woman, Donna Jodhan,  who launched a Constitutional challenge that spoke
to problems experienced accessing several government sites.
 
The complete ruling can be found here
http://cas-ncr-nter03.cas-satj.gc.ca/rss/T-1190-07%20decision%20ENG%2029-11-2010.htm
 
Here's a Globe and Mail article on the ruling: Court orders Ottawa to make
websites accessible to blind
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/court-orders-ottawa-to-make-websites-accessible-to-blind/article1817535/?cmpid=rss1
 
As part of the ruling, several statements were made referencing the
accessibility of Adobe PDF and Flash. In response, Adobe's Andrew
Kirkpatrick has provided context and clarification on a couple of points
raised
http://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility/2010/11/quick-thoughts-on-canadian-legal-ruling.html
 
Jennison



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Jennison Mark Asuncion
Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network <www.adaptech.org>
LinkedIn at <www.linkedin.com/in/jennison>
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