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RE: WCAG 1.0 or 2.0?

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:32:01 -0500
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> I focus on the term "equivalent".  The alt text of "a picture" does not 
satisfy, even a weak definition of "equivalent",  So it's not only non 
compliant, it is criminal. 

Wouldn't 508 non-compliance be a civil offense? 
Legally speaking, yes.  I and I think others were using "criminal" loosely 
and not legally.    The quote below is from 

Section 508 uses the Federal procurement process to ensure that technology 
acquired by the Federal Government is accessible. Failure of an agency to 
purchase electronic and information technology that complies with the 
standards promulgated at 36 CFR part 1194, may result in an individual 
with a disability filing a complaint alleging that a Federal agency has 
not complied with the standards. Individuals may also file a civil action 
against an agency. The enforcement provision of section 508 takes effect 
June 21, 2001.

Phill Jenkins
Received on Friday, 20 October 2006 15:32:17 UTC

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