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From: Terry Thompson
Date: Dec 21, 2007 5:20PM


Hi folks,

Who among us is well versed on what's happening with the ADA Restoration
Act? I'm just getting around to catching up on it, and there are blogs
aplenty (here's as good as any place to start:
http://adarestoration.blogspot.com/)

At a glance, the focus seems to be on clarifying the definition of
disability, but I'm not seeing much discussion on clarifying what is meant
by "places of public accommodation" in Title III and "services, programs and
activities" in Title II.

The case against target.com may ultimately determine whether a web site is a
"place" that must therefore comply with Title III, but who knows how long
that will take to make its way through the courts.

Is web accessibility something that the ADA Restoration Act should address?
If so, is anybody leading the effort to make that happen?

Thanks for any insights, opinions, or recommendations.

Terry

Terry Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Computing & Communications
University of Washington
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206/221-4168 .