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Re: question


From: Karl Groves
Date: Nov 21, 2007 10:40AM

OMB once published a notice essentially banning cookies on government sites:

I am unaware, however, whether this has been rescinded. As you can see, it
is dated 2000.

There is a few more materials on privacy & cookies located at
which also contains a 2002 OMB document, but I'm unfamiliar with its
contents. It may also answer your question.

Karl Groves
AIM/YIM: karlcore
Skype: eight.pistons

> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:webaim-forum-
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Harrington, Karen
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:29 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] question
> Here's a scenario that I need help with:
> A company supplies on-line tutoring services. A user must have the
> ability to type in their question and read the tutor's responses. If a
> user cannot do this (for whatever reason), they may call a toll-free
> number in order to communicate with a tutor.
> The company wants users with accessibility needs to be aware of the
> toll-free number; however, they do not want the number mis-used. The
> system could ask a user when registering to indicate that they have
> accessibility needs. If so, then the toll-free number would be supplied
> to them only.
> Is it against 508 or other federal policy to store accessibility needs
> on a user?