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RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 10:18:42 +0800
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>, "Martin Sloan" <martin.sloan@orange.net>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "'Denise Wood'" <Denise_Wood@operamail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
very ealy Australian cases (About 1992) covered the provision (or non
provision) of Dragon Dictate on a network by a government department.  THe
Employee was unable to do the work on a standalone computer and the sys
admin didnt want extra software on his network.  He lost...she won.  I will
try to find the case citation.

Harry Woodrow

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Subject: Re: Legal requirements RE: statistics

Aah, can you sue, yes. Do you have a chance of success? Well, I am going to
duck on that one. It requires too many case details.


On Wed, 16 Jan 2002 kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com wrote:

  Charles wrote:
  > The matter of choice is of course important. If I choose to use
  > broken, I can't expect people to make it work for me. But if my employer
  > tells me to use it, I can expect them to be responsible for making sure
  > works, or replacing it...

  A question would be whether or not an employer can be held in violation
  of workplace accomodation laws by not providing a UAAG-compliant web
  browser employees to use. Or at least one which comes closer than others.

  In other words, can you sue your boss for giving you Netscape 4?  Or
  -should- you be able to?


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