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Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: Denise Wood <Denise_Wood@operamail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 08:30:50 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: charles@w3.org
Message-ID: <3C448605@operamail.com>
>I wouold like to dispute a point in this email. It was
> suggested that the
> Olympics case had no impact, as shown by the inaccessible
> site prodced for
> the Salt Lake Winter Games.

Valid point Charles - however the attitude/change in behavior I was referring 
to was the Olympics Organising Committee. It is certainly beneficial if a 
designer/developer learns as a result of legal case, but remember HREOC 
determined that it was the commissioning body responsible not the developers 
of the site. Hence my point, we also need to bring about a change in the 
attitudes of companies and organisations commissioning web sites - not just 
the designers/developers.

>Also, I am participating in this discussion, and I do not think that
> legislation is the primary reason why a site should be
> accessible - it is
> there because there are other good reasons, and it is a good
> way to get
> people's attention, in my opinion.

We have no disagreement here either Charles. My comment in the email to which 
you are responding was that "I doubt any one contributing to this discussion 
would regard legislation as the primary reason that a web site should be 
accessible" and later in my email I stated "From my experience, citing 
legislation, and even better, referring to specific test cases does at least 
get people to listen". So on both these points we agree Charles!


Dr Denise L Wood
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