508 wording/intent

From another list -
The following was in a response from a webmaster at a US fed Gov site after
a complaint -
Anybody think that is what 508 really meant to do?

> forms accessible and will continue to use the Adobe Portable
>Document Format until another solution is available.  These forms, however,
>are excluded from the current section 508 requirements.  Specifically,
>section 1194.22(n) of the regulations, published on December 22, 2000,
>states that:
>"When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall
>allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field
>elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the
>form, including all directions and cues."
>As our forms cannot and are not intended to be completed online, they are
>currently not covered by the regulations.

Received on Sunday, 18 February 2001 04:29:19 UTC