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RE: ADA Compliance - Links to Third Party Websites

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:59:08 +0000
To: "Dan Paguirigan, Jr" <danp@hawaii.edu>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <eb4a0a7c7fc441eeb15fec1ccd22098d@XCH-RCD-001.cisco.com>
If I understand your question. What you are asking is if the owner of the web site in ADA law has full ownership of the content regardless of where the content originates from. If my understanding is correct, this is very interesting in deed.

Question: Are you technically able to modify the content before it is shown on your web site or not? As I would suspect this would be the bases of the argument on if the organisation or third-party organisation is responsible in ensuring the web content is accessible. If you cannot modify it due to license agreements or something along those lines. Then the ownership should fall back on the third-party organisation.

I am not a Lawyer. Looking this at a logical way. ☺

On a side note. I heard via 2nd hand an individual in FL USA was successful in suing the organisation owner of the web site plus the developer. If this is true, then who knows in relation to your question. Has it been tested in court as this will truly determine an organisation liability and risk.


From: Dan Paguirigan, Jr <danp@hawaii.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 10:14 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: ADA Compliance - Links to Third Party Websites

Aloha Everyone,

Regarding ADA / WCAG compliance, if an organization/institution website has a link to an external website like YouTube, Facebook, etc. with content that was created and used for by the organization (How to videos, documentation, etc.). Will that content have to be accessible?

If so, who would be responsible for the content in the case of legal issues?

Sincerely,
Dan

Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:59:34 UTC

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