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Re: WAI EOWG Agenda, April 2

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 10:04:22 -0400
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To: "Robert Neff" <rneff@moon.jic.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
At 07:14 PM 4/6/99 -0700, Robert Neff wrote:
>charles is right but not sure how to handle it.  

I don't believe that making a general statement of who a law applies to,
when we have that information, makes the page US-Centric, as long as we
don't just do that for the U.S.

>Are rehab act and ADA specific to US? 

Those particular laws are, yes; they are not international laws. 

>What does ADA and Rehab mean in other countries?  

Several other countries have "DDA's" -- Disability Discrimination Act --
see the policy page. These laws are not necessarily any more specific to
info tech than is the ADA, so it is only when there is a specific policy
interpretation in place relating to info tech that the bearing on the Web
is clearer. With regard to the Rehabilitation Act, I'm not aware of other
countries that have the _specific provisions_ regarding access to
information technology such as Sec. 508.

>Can we add other intiatives.

Such as...? Purpose of this page is for laws & policies, so if you are
aware of others, let me know.

>Charles:  thanks for keeping this "world-centric".
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
>To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
>Cc: Robert Neff <rneff@moon.jic.com>; w3c-wai-eo@w3.org <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
>Date: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 8:41 AM
>Subject: Re: WAI EOWG Agenda, April 2
>>On Mon, 5 Apr 1999, Judy Brewer wrote:
>>  Robert,
>>  Thanks very much for the feedback. A few comments threaded below.
>>  At 08:16 PM 4/2/99 -0800, Robert Neff wrote:
>>  >Slide 7  Web Accessibility is a Requirement in Some Settings
>>  >1.  For USA, would like to see ADA pertains or covers 'whom' and
>>  >Rehab covers pertains or covers 'whom' (Not sure if 'covers' is the
>>  >term).
>>  OK
>>This will increase the perception that this stuff is only really directed
>>at a US audience. The information about who is covered by ADA should be at
>>the other end of the link, same as it is (or should be) for the other
>>countries mentioned.
>>my 2c worth
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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Received on Monday, 12 April 1999 10:26:42 UTC

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