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UK Businesses Reject Accessible Web Sites

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 22:45:31 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200412232245.iBNMjVa00611@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

There was an article in The Register today:


that is about a committee of major UK companies who have basically said:

1) they believe that providing phone access excuses them from making
   web sites accessible;

2) the cost of fixing all their myriads of inaccessible pages would be

3) if the law wants to force them to make web sites accessible, it must be
   explicit guidelines.

The article wasn't clear as to where on the line between:

- comply with WCAG level X; and

- mechanically verifiable rules,

was meant by explicit guidelines.
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